Ankhmahor Tomb

Circumcision Scene, c. 2345 BCE, Limestone bas relief, Ankhmahor tomb, Saqqara.

The Ankhmahor tomb is located to the north of Teti’s pyramid at Saqqara where several of Teti’s high officials built their tombs. The tomb contains six chambers, with an entrance on the eastern side. It is popularly known as the ‘Physician’s Tomb’ not because Ankhmahor was a physician but because his monument contains some interesting medical scenes, such as operations on a toe, a thumb, and circumcision.

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