The tomb of Irukaptah ('the butchers tomb') is located
near the bend in Unas' causeway. It is dug entirely out of the rocky wall.
Irukaptah a dignitary whose titles included Head of the Butchers of the Great
House. Commonly known as the Butchers' Tomb, due to the butchering scenes
that adorn the east wall. In the eastern part of the tomb, in which at least
ten family members of the owner are also buried, ten large colorful high-relief
statues were carved in the rock, using a technique found elsewhere in only
a few other Giza tombs. Above them appears the famous scene of butchering,
which takes place in the presence of the deceased.
Period - Fifth Dynasty Principle titles - Head of the Butchers of the Great House, Waab Priest
of the King
Entrance to Irukaptahs' tomb.
Butchering scene and statues of Irukaptahs'