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Brock, Edwin C.  The Clearance of the Tomb of Rameses VII.  In: Richard H. Wilkinson (ed.).  Valley of the Sun Kings: New Explorations in the Tombs of the Pharaohs. Tucson: University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, 1995.  Pp. 47-63.

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Cauville, Sylvie and Mohammed Ibrahim AliLa Vallée des Rois: Itinéraire du Visiteur. Leuven: Peeters, 2014. Pp. 205-221.

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Dodson, Aidan.  Royal Tombs in the Twentieth Dynasty.  In: Richard H. Wilkinson and Kent R. Weeks (eds.).  The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.  Pp. 218-229.

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Engelbach, Reginald.  Notes of Inspection April 1921.  Annales du Service des Antiquités égyptiennes 21 (1921): 188-196.

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Funerary Compositions

From the end of Dynasty 5 onward, religious texts were inscribed in the burial chambers of royal tombs.

Geography and Geology of the Valley

The Valley of the Kings actually consists of two valleys that run northeast from the slopes of a prominent ridge along a high plateau into the Western Desert.

Hornung, Erik.  Das Buch von den Pforten des Jenseits: Nach den Versionen des Neuen Reiches.  Aegyptiaca Helvetica.  Basel: Agyptologisches Seminar 7/8 (1979-1980).

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Hornung, Erik.  Zum Grab Ramses VII.  Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 11 (1984): 419-424.

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Hornung, Erik.  Zwei Ramessidische Königsgräber: Ramses IV und Ramses VII (= Theben, 11).  Mainz: von Zabern, 1990. 

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Lefebvre, Eugene.  Les hypogée royaux de Thèbes, seconde division: Notes des hypogées.  (= Mémoires publiés par les members de la Mission archéologique française au Caire 3, 1).  Paris, 1889.

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Piankoff, Alexandre.  Vallée des Rois à Thebes-Ouest : La tombe de Ramses VII.  Annales du Service des Antiquités égyptiennes 55 (1958) : 145-156.

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Piankoff, Alexandre. La Création du Disc solaire (= Bibliothèque égyptologique, 19) Paris, 1953.

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Reeves, Nicholas and Richard Wilkinson.  The Complete Valley of the Kings.  London: Thames and Hudson, and Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1996.  Pp. 166-167 et passim.

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Thomas, Elizabeth.  The Royal Necropoleis of Thebes.  Princeton : privately printed, 1966.  Pp. 130-131 et passim.

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Tomb Robberies

From the day they were first sealed in antiquity, treasure-filled tombs in the Valley of the Kings were potential targets for theft.

Vandier d’Abbadie, Jeanne. Un monument inédite de Ramsès VII au Musée du Louvre.  Journal of Near Eastern Studies 9 (1950): 134-136.

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