The entryway consists of a stairway, cut at the base of a cliff. The only traces of plaster in the tomb were found here, used to fill cracks.
When the Theban Mapping Project surveyed the tomb, this component had not been completely excavated, but it is presumed to be a stairwell. Large rectangular recesses stretch the length of the right (north) and left (south) walls at the top of the stairwell.
Height:6.12 m Irregular
Orientation:3.18° left from corridor B
The jambs are damaged on both sides. There is a slight overhang above the gate at the lower end of the stairwell C.
Orientation:0° from stairwell C
The stone here is of poorer quality than in the upper section of the tomb. The right (north) part of the chamber was not completely quarried. Elizabeth Thomas suggested there would have been a pillar in its center. The entrance to side chamber Ja is located in the left (south) wall.
Relationship to main tomb axis:Parallel
Chamber layout:Flat floor, pillars
Width:6.17 m Irregular
Length:8.76 m Irregular
Orientation:0° from corridor D
Number of pillars:1
Average pillar width:1.19 m
The side chamber was cut into a storeroom. When KV 47 was constructed, workmen accidentally broke into this side chamber's right (west) wall.
Height:1.89 m Irregular
Orientation:86.26° left from burial chamber J
About the Tomb
KV 32 is located in the south branch of the southwest Wadi. This unfinished and roughly cut tomb consists of an entryway (A), two sloping corridors (B and D) with a stairwell (C) between that leads to an unfinished burial chamber (J) with a broken pillar in the center and a side chamber (Ja) to the south. Rubble is scattered on the floor throughout the tomb, and the rear chamber is partly filled with flood debris. Its general plan resembles KV 21.
This tomb features a central pillar in burial chamber J. It is an example of a tomb accidentally broken into during the construction of another tomb (KV 47).
KV 32 was never finished, and was not decorated. It has been excavated by the MISR Project: Mission Siptah-Ramses X of the University of Basel. The mission recently discovered a Canopic chest of Queen Tia'a, wife of Amenhetep II and mother of Thutmes IV, thus allowing the tomb owner to be identified.
This site was used during the following period(s):
The Supreme Council of Antiquities has recently built a concrete shelter around the entryway of the tomb.
The tomb has not been fully excavated. It is currently under excavation by the MISR Project: Mission Siptah-Ramses X of the University of Basel.
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