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.
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):
A metal grate has been placed over the shaft opening and a low rubble wall constructed around it to divert flood water.
The tomb was excavated recently by Donald Ryan of Pacific Lutheran University.
Weeks, Kent R. (ed.). Atlas of the Valley of the Kings (= Publications of the Theban Mapping Project, 1). Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2000. Map sheet 59.
Wilkinson, Richard H. and Carl Nicholas Reeves. The Complete Valley of the Kings. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996. P. 184.
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