Visit the Tomb of Harwa
Entrance to the second pillared hall

Exit the tomb

The southern wall of the passage into the second pillared hall constitutes the second stage of the "Path of Harwa".  The moment of death is shown through an allegorical scene.  Harwa is represented as an old man (double chin, sagging breasts and prominent stomach); the god Anubis is grasping his hand and is leading him into the afterlife (the extended fingers of Harwa seem to demonstrate a desire to escape from his destiny).  This is the last wall of the subterranean level that receives sunlight. Thus the idea of the passage from life to death is stressed by  the choice of carving this scene in the same place where the daylight fades into darkness.


The scene before the restoration Go back to the First Pillared Hall Prosegui la visita

Click  on Anubis' head to see the scene before restoration.