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date: 30 March 2020

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In the course of the Nineteenth Dynasty several changes took place in both the architecture and the decoration of the royal tomb. Most of the tombs were decorated from the entrance down to the sarcophagus hall. The painted relief was predominant. Starting from Seti I the decoration embraced two main subjects: the representation of the king praying and offering to a deity and the description of the journey of the sun god in the netherworld. Various books deal with this journey: the Book of Gates and the Amduat, the Book of Aker, and the Book of the Solar Disc. To take part in this movement is the aim of the Litany of Re.

Keywords: tomb architecture, tomb decoration, painted relief, netherworld, Amduat, Book of Gates, Book of Aker, Book of the Solar Disc, Litany of Re

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