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Tomb of Ankh [11]
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Ankh was overseer of the guards, overseer of all the king’s repasts, overseer of the two fields of offering, royal chamberlain of the palace, and had the rank of sole companion.

Tomb

This small tomb is situated in the second east-west street, constructed of mud-brick in a space between the tombs of Meru [31] and Desi,114 and used the external walls of both as common walls. The chapel consists of three rooms, occupying a large section of the mastaba. The only decoration in the chapel was on a false door, 1.4 × 0.77 metres, the surface of which was very crudely finished, with the inscriptions very lightly incised and roughly executed (Figure 2.25). No remains of plaster are found on any of the internal or external walls of the tomb. The only shaft of the mastaba descends through the rock to a depth of 6 metres before opening into a relatively large burial chamber, which contained a large, uninscribed and very rough limestone sarcophagus closed with a heavy lid, but completely plundered through a break in the east side.