The cache consists of a single, shallow pit about 110 m (361 feet) southeast of KV 62.
This tomb is unique in that it was a cache containing embalming material and elements of a funerary meal.
Soon after the burial of King Tutankhamen, his tomb (KV 62) was robbed at least twice. After it was first robbed, objects found in the entrance corridor were removed and reburied in KV 54. The entrance of KV 62 was then filled up with limestone chippings and resealed.
This site was used during the following period(s):
The shaft has been re-excavated recently by the MISR Project.
King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Lord of Manifestations is Ra, Son of Ra, Living Image of Amun, Ruler of Southern Heliopolis (Thebes)
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