What was in a royal tomb?
Ertman, Earl. A Unique ‘Bed’ with Lion-Headed Terminals: KMT 20 (2009): 43-47.
While more commonly found in association with temple constructions, foundation deposits also have been unearthed at some royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
The reasons New Kingdom kings chose the East Valley of the Kings for their burials are unclear.
At the end of the New Kingdom, Egypt entered a period of political and economic decline.
Ikram, Salima. Mud Trays in Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Practices: Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 46 (2010): 125-131.