Book Series Papers on Archaeology from The Leiden Museum of Antiquities, vol. 8

The Tomb of Iniuia in the New Kingdom Necropolis of Memphis at Saqqara

Hans Schneider

  • Pages: 240 p.
  • Size:220 x 280 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2012

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  • ISBN: 978-2-503-54149-5
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Publication of the Tomb of Iniuia, Overseer of the Cattle of Amun and High Steward of Memphis under King Tutankhamun. The tomb was excavated by the Joint Expedition of the Egypt Exploration Society and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden at Leiden, Netherlands. The superstructure consists of a courtyard with two chapels decorated with wall paintings and reliefs which show Iniuia officiating before the gods of the Hereafter, but also together with his wife and children. In other scenes Iniuia is represented performing various activities in his capacity of a high official of the king. The art style of the representations is reminiscent of the art of Amarna. There are also chapters dealing with the objects found in the excavation, the pottery (by Barbara Greene Aston) and the skeletal remains (by Eugen Strouhal).


Hans D. Schneider (1939) has degrees in History and Egyptology of the University of Leiden. He received a doctorate from the State University of Ghent for his dissertation on shabtis. From 1968 until 2003 he worked at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden as a curator and as director (1979-1989). From 1975-1995 he acted as Deputy-Director of the Anglo-Dutch excavations at Saqqara. He is professor emeritus of the University of Leiden, having taught about the museological aspects of Egyptian Archaeology. In the PALMA Egyptology series he published in 2006 Notes diverses d’un futur grand antiquaire, un manuscrit de jeunesse de J.-F. Champollion se trouvant au Museé d’Antiquités des Pays-Bas à Leyde.