Senenmut, The Royal Steward. 18th Dynasty

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(18th Dynasty, part VIII)

Despite his humble origins, Senenmut rose through the ranks of the court to become Queen Hatshepsut's closest advisor, and tutor to her daughter Neferure. It was rumored that he owed his privileged position to intimate relations with the queen. Whatever the truth of the matter, Senenmut was not only Chief Architect and Overseer of Works, but was also Chief Steward of Amon, Steward of the barque "Amen-userhet', Overseer of the Granaries of Amon, of the Fields of Amon, of the Cattle of Amon, of the Gardens of Amon, and of the Weavers of Amon. He was unrivaled in the administration of the country, and only the Chief Priest of Amon, Hapuseneb (also vizier and architect of Hatshepsut's tomb) could match him in religious affairs.
Senenmut built two tombs for himself, one of the normal T-shaped plan of the New Kingdom, was amongst those of the other nobles in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna (no. 71), but his other one was much more presumptuous. The entrance to it was cut in a quarry to the north of the approach road to the Deir el-Bahari temple and just outside its temenos. This had a deep entrance stair heading north-north-west so that the chamber was located under the outer court of the temple. A sketch of Senenmut appears on the northern wall of the stairway entrance, but he had also represented himself kneeling and worshiping in a relief concealed behind the opened doors of the small shrines in the upper sanctuary of Queen Hatshepsut's temple.

(Above/Picture) Senenmut showing care to the princess daughter of Hatshepsut, Neferure.



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Senenmut, The Royal Steward. 18th Dynasty

(Don't forget to sign up for the FREE Egyptology course from Ancient Egypt History)

(18th Dynasty, part VIII)

Despite his humble origins, Senenmut rose through the ranks of the court to become Queen Hatshepsut's closest advisor, and tutor to her daughter Neferure. It was rumored that he owed his privileged position to intimate relations with the queen. Whatever the truth of the matter, Senenmut was not only Chief Architect and Overseer of Works, but was also Chief Steward of Amon, Steward of the barque "Amen-userhet', Overseer of the Granaries of Amon, of the Fields of Amon, of the Cattle of Amon, of the Gardens of Amon, and of the Weavers of Amon. He was unrivaled in the administration of the country, and only the Chief Priest of Amon, Hapuseneb (also vizier and architect of Hatshepsut's tomb) could match him in religious affairs.
Senenmut built two tombs for himself, one of the normal T-shaped plan of the New Kingdom, was amongst those of the other nobles in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna (no. 71), but his other one was much more presumptuous. The entrance to it was cut in a quarry to the north of the approach road to the Deir el-Bahari temple and just outside its temenos. This had a deep entrance stair heading north-north-west so that the chamber was located under the outer court of the temple. A sketch of Senenmut appears on the northern wall of the stairway entrance, but he had also represented himself kneeling and worshiping in a relief concealed behind the opened doors of the small shrines in the upper sanctuary of Queen Hatshepsut's temple.

(Above/Picture) Senenmut showing care to the princess daughter of Hatshepsut, Neferure.



Chronicles of the Pharaohs

If you want to learn more about the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, you will love the book Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt (The Chronicles Series)


This book tells you the complete story of ancient Egypt through its pharaohs' lives. You will not only learn about the famous pharaohs, but you will also meet infamous pharaohs, maybe for the first time.

Purchase your copy from Amazon and write a review about it here for other visitors, please.

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