About the Tomb
KV 53 is located in the southwest Wadi. According to the records made in the early twentieth century, the tomb consists of a shallow shaft entryway (A) followed by a single chamber (B). The tomb is undecorated.
KV 53 was robbed in antiquity. It is inaccessible at present. The tomb has never been accurately planned. The only significant object found in the tomb was an ostracon bearing the inscription "Hori, chief scribe in the Place of Truth."
This site was used during the following period(s):
The tomb is inaccessible and filled with debris.
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