Superstructure of Khay's tomb

The tomb was constructed on a high bed of rubble which had accumulated between the mudbrick monuments of Horemheb in the south and Ramose in the north. It was excavated in 1986 during the clearing of the area to the west of Tia 's pyramid. The superstructure (c. 2.25 x 2.00 m) consists of an antechapel and two rear rooms of different sizes. The east fa├žade is completely open, with a single column in the centre of the doorway. The walls are constructed of limestone orthostats , supported by an exterior wall of irregular blocks and by the south wall of Ramose's inner courtyard. The masonry is very irregular and perfectly straight angles are a rarity. Although the reliefs, too, are very rough, they contain some scenes of great interest. Apart from the usual scenes of offerings and burial rites, there is a depiction of Khay superintending the activities of the goldwashers, the only one of its kind from Ancient Egypt. Another scene shows the deceased presenting a bowl of gold to the cow-goddess Hathor , who was called the Golden One and was one of the patrons of the mining district. A stela originally from the west wall of the south chapel is now in the Berlin Museum.