Most interesting finds from Iniuia's tomb

Shabti of Pabes, the son of Taditnehmetawy

In the substructure of the tomb of Iniuia, several remains were found of burials dating to the Late Period and specifically to the 5th century BC. This was the period of Persian rule in Egypt, and for some reason the area of the former New Kingdom necropolis of Saqqara was intensively reused as a burial site. Tombs were no longer individual monuments but communal ones, and consisted of a central chamber with several mummy-niches, accessible via a narrow shaft (often also a reused New Kingdom shaft) and often breaking through into the walls of previous tomb-chambers. The substructure of the tomb of Iniuia was no exception and gave access to various complexes of later date. One of these contained six identical faience shabtis of typical Late Period type. They show the deceased as a mummy with divine wig and beard. A vertical pillar runs over the back, whereas the front is inscribed with the name of the owner: Pabes, the son of Taditnehmetawy.