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A project of the American Research Center in Egypt
Book of the Dead
KV 05 Plan, Sections, and Axonometric
Valley of the Kings
Explore the royal necropolis of Egypt's New Kingdom
Plans, Sections, Axonometrics
KV 8: Merenptah
Sunk relief (painted)
Raised relief (painted)
Plans and Sections
KV 8: Merenptah
Litany of Ra: inscription reading "true of voice."
Isis and Nephthys adoring setting sun.
Modern approach path leading to tomb entrance.
Sun disk adored by Isis and Nephthys.
Sculpted figure of Merenptah on cartouche-shaped lid surronded by protective mehen serpent and covered with texts and figure of king and gods.
Book of Caverns, closing scene; ba of Ra.
Book of Gates, fourth division (P)/fifth hour (H), middle register, scene 26: solar bark.
Book of Gates, fourth division (P)/fifth hour (H), middle register, scene 27.
Book of Gates, third division (P)/fourth hour (H), upper and middle registers, scenes 17 and 20.
Book of Gates, third division (P)/fourth hour (H), scene 20: hour goddess.
Litany of Ra: forms of Ra.
Western Goddess, Heh; Merenptah's cartouches; ceiling recess.
Litany of Ra, opening scene.
Astronomical figures; Book of Caverns, final scene; ba of Ra; second sarcophagus lid resting on calcite plinth.
Left side of calcite plinth with lion-legged funerary bed, beneath modern blocks supporting cartouche-shaped sarcophagus lid.
Cartouche-shaped sarcophagus lid on modern supports, calcite plinth and pit emplacement.
Traces of Book of Gates, eighth division (P)/ninth hour (H); sealed gate Jd.
Book of the Earth; debris-filled gate Jb.
Book of Gates, ninth division (P)/tenth hour (H); sealed gate Jc.