|Structure: KV 32
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Site type: Tomb
Description: KV 32 is located in the south branch of the southwest wadi. This unfinished and roughly cut tomb consists of an entryway (A), two sloping corridors (B and D) with a stairwell (C) between that leads to an unfinished burial chamber (J) with a broken pillar in the center and a side chamber (Ja) to the south. Rubble is scattered on the floor throughout the tomb, and the rear chamber is partly filled with flood debris. Its general plan resembles KV 21.
Noteworthy features: This tomb features a central pillar in burial chamber J. It is an example of a tomb accidentally broken into during the construction of another tomb (KV 47).
Axis in degrees: 263.51
Axis orientation: West
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
Elevation: 191.99 msl
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Surveyed by TMP: Yes
Maximum height: 6.11 m
Mininum width: 1.03 m
Maximum width: 6.17 m
Total length: 39.67 m
Total area: 106.3 m²
Total volume: 312.42 m³
Entrance location: Base of sheer cliff
Owner type: Queen
Entrance type: Staircase
Interior layout: Corridors and chambers
Axis type: Straight
KV 32 was never finished, and was not decorated. It has been excavated by the MISR Project: Mission Siptah-Ramses X of the University of Basel. The mission recently discovered a canopic chest of Queen Tia'a, wife of Amenhetep II and mother of Thutmes IV, thus allowing the tomb owner to be identified.
This site was used during the following period(s):
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amenhetep II
Loret, Victor (1898): Discovery (made for the Service des Antiquités)
Loret, Victor (1898): Excavation (conducted for the Service des Antiquités)
MISR Project: Mission Siptah-Ramses X (2000-2001): Excavation
Conservation history: The Supreme Council of Antiquities has recently built a concrete shelter around the entryway of the tomb.
Site condition: The tomb has not been fully excavated. It is currently under excavation by the MISR Project: Mission Siptah-Ramses X of the University of Basel.
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