Tomb of Khay (found in 1986)

Khay was connected with the state treasury as Troop-commander of Traders and Goldwasher. Probably the two titles have to be linked together. This would mean that Khay supervised mining operations in the eastern desert and also commanded the armed escort which accompanied trading missions carrying gold and silver for the treasury. This made him more than just the average artisan, and his tomb clearly shows that he was able to make a decent living out of his activities. His period of office must have covered the second half of the 19th Dynasty, or possibly the beginning of the 20th (c. 1250-1175 B.C.).