Zahi Hawass Center of Egyptology affiliated to Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) organized a lecture entitled “Secrets of Grapes Tomb” at Beit al-Sanary (Sanary House) in el-Sayyeda Zeinab, Southern Cairo.
The lecture was delivered by Dr. Ahmed Badran, Professor of Antiquities and Ancient Egyptian Civilization, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.
“Grapes tomb” is located in Necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Bank, Luxor.
Dr. Badran reviewed the history of the cemetery, noting that it belonged to the ancient governor of Thebes, “Sennefer” who was a close friend of King Amenhotep II of the 18th dynasty in the era of the modern state; they grew up together.
Sennefer recorded on the walls of his tomb about 25 actual and honorific titles, such as “Overseer of the Granaries and Fields, Gardens and Cattle of Amun”.
In addition, Dr. Badran proved that Sennefer married only two women,” Senetnay and Meryt”, and gave birth to two daughters, “Mut-tuy” who was the wife of Qen-Amun, Supervisor of King Amemhotep II palace and “Nefertiry”.
Moreover, he gave an important explanation for the double heart amulet worn by Senneferr in all scenes of the cemetery, as well as his famous statue in the Egyptian Museum.
It is worth mentioning that, BA in cooperation and Zahi Hawass center for Egyptology, provide several specialized archaeological courses for young people.
BA director Dr. Moustafa Al-Fekki said that this program aims at educating young people about the history of ancient Egypt, raising the archaeological awareness among Egyptian school and university students, as well as emphasizing the Egyptian identity through the great achievements of ancient Egyptians in all fields.