KV 40 is located in the south branch of the southwest wadi. Only the upper part of the shaft is accessible; the rest is filled with rubble, and nothing is known about the tomb's layout.
No details of the site's history are available.
This site was used during the following period(s):
The tomb was excavated, but no report was ever published.
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