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Portrait of Thutmes I by Howard Carter in 1904.
Burial chamber J2 as seen by Howard Carter
Sarcophagus of Thutmes I, comissioned for his reburial by Hatshepsut.
Sarcophagus of Hatshepsut.
Isis kneeling on gold symbol (detail).
Canopic chest of Hatshepsut.
Drawing of KV 20 tomb entrance
Tomb entrance of KV 20 and cliff face into which it is cut.
Tomb entrance and cliff face into which it is cut, with grey area of Isna shale to right of entrance.
Tomb entrance of KV 20.
Tomb entrance of KV 20. 
Tomb plans and section.
Tomb plan.
Foundation deposit.
Entrances to KV 20, KV 19 and KV 43.

Carter, Howard.  Report of Work Done in Upper Egypt, 1903-1904.  Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 5 (1905): 112-119.

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Development of Tombs

Knowledge of the early stages of New Kingdom royal tomb development is hampered by a lack of evidence.

Foundation Deposits

While more commonly found in association with temple constructions, foundation deposits also have been unearthed at some royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

Funerary Compositions

From the end of Dynasty 5 onward, religious texts were inscribed in the burial chambers of royal tombs.