The burial structure of Udjahorresnet is situated in the western part of the necropolis at Abusir, in a group of large shaft tombs dating to the late Twenty-sixth Dynasty and early Twenty-seventh Dynasty. The arrangement of the underground parts of the tomb is unique among the Abusir tombs of this kind, resembling only the burial place of Pakap in Giza. The superstructure of Udjahorresnet’s tomb, although badly damaged by later quarrying of the stone masonry, is perhaps the best-preserved superstructure among all the large Late Period shaft tombs. In the past, it has been suggested that perhaps Udjahorresnet was never buried in his tomb at Abusir and that this structure might have served as a kind of a cenotaph. The question was definitely resolved in 2003, when an embalmers’ cache containing remnants of materials that had been used in the mummification of Udjahorresnet was unearthed in the close vicinity of his tomb, proving without any doubt that this dignitary was indeed buried here.
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