Substructure of Pay & Raia's tomb

The substructure of the tomb was adapted, too. A succession of three shafts leads to a total depth of 22.35 m. The chamber of the upper level was provided with a sloping ramp, and the second shaft and chamber were enlarged in order to manoeuvre Raia's massive limestone sarcophagus into position. This had been smashed by robbers but could be completely reconstructed by the expedition. Otherwise, the subterranean complex held the plundered remains of the original burial gifts, as well as finds dating to the Late Period when the tomb was re-used for multiple burials.