KV 52 is located in the west branch of the southwest wadi. This small tomb consists of a shallow square entryway shaft (A) and a single chamber (B). The tomb is undecorated, but contained animal mummies.
KV 52 is one of a group of three adjacent tombs refered to as the "Animal Tombs." The two others are KV 50 and KV 51. The tombs are said to have belonged to pets of the king, perhaps of Amenhetep II, because of the proximity of his tomb (KV 35). But this theory cannot be verified. The tomb was robbed in antiquity.
This site was used during the following period(s):
The tomb is inaccessible and filled with debris.
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