Tomb of Pay & Raia (found in 1994)

Like his neighbour in the necropolis, Iniuia , Pay held the title of Overseer of the Cattle of Amun. His main office, however, was that of Overseer of the Harîm in Memphis. Various details in the tomb's decorations allow us to date his period of office to the reign of Tutankhamun (1333-1323 BC). The wall-reliefs show Pay's wife Repyt and a number of sons and daughters. One of the sons, Raia, chose a military career but took over his father's office of Overseer of the Harîm at the latter's death. He may have lived on until the reign of King Seti I (1306-1290 BC) and adapted his father's tomb for his own burial, a rather rare phenomenon. Thus, the monument should be designated as the tomb of Pay and Raia. It was excavated between 1994 and 1996 and is situated due east of the tomb of Iniuia and to the south of Horemheb 's forecourt.