What was in a royal tomb?
Knowledge of the early stages of New Kingdom royal tomb development is hampered by a lack of evidence.
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.
From the end of Dynasty 5 onward, religious texts were inscribed in the burial chambers of royal tombs.
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.
The reasons New Kingdom kings chose the East Valley of the Kings for their burials are unclear.