|Structure: KV 45
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Site type: Tomb
Description: KV 45 is located in the southeast branch of the main wadi, close to KV 44. The well-cut tomb consists of a shaft (A) and a small chamber (B). The tomb was found undecorated.
Axis in degrees: 170.72
Axis orientation: South
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Mininum width: 0.91 m
Maximum width: 5.36 m
Total length: 5.8 m
Total area: 20.09 m²
Entrance location: Hillside
Owner type: Official
Entrance type: Shaft
Interior layout: Chamber
Axis type: Straight
The tomb belonged to Userhat, Overseer of the Fields of Amen. It was reused during Dynasty 22. When Carter discovered the tomb, approximately one-third was filled with debris and badly damaged by flooding. Carter wrote that it was impossible to remove the two mummies of Dynasty 22. He did rescue a part of the mummy case of a man, a scarab, and Dynasty 18 fragments of canopic jars, belonging to Userhat. Recently, Donald Ryan recleared the tomb.
This site was used during the following period(s):
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Thutmes IV (or early during the reign of Amenhetep III)
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, Osorkon I
Carter, Howard (1902): Discovery (made for Theodore M. Davis)
Carter, Howard (1902): Excavation (conducted for Theodore M. Davis)
Ryan, Donald P. (1992): Excavation
Conservation history: A metal grate has been placed over the shaft opening and a low rubble wall constructed around it to divert flood water.
Site condition: The tomb was excavated recently by Donald Ryan of Pacific Lutheran University.
Printable Tomb Drawings
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