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KV 06
Rameses IX

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Burial chamber J with pit in floor.
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Entryway A

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A divided stairway makes a shallow descent from the beginning of the entryway to gate B. The bases and lower shafts of two pilasters are partially cut into the left (northeast) and right (southwest) walls, beneath the overhang before gate B. The names and epithets of Rameses IX in long cartouches rendered in red and black paint appear on the partly cut pilasters on the left and right walls. This is one of the largest entryways in the Valley of the Kings.

Architectural Features

Divided stairway
Overhang
Pilasters

Condition

Cutting unfinished
Decorated
Excavated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    3.76 m
  • Length:

    16.13 m
  • Area:

    60.16 m2
  • Orientation:

    123.01°

Decoration

  • Names and epithets

Graffiti

  • Greek text:

    six graffiti left (Northeast) wall
  • Greek text:

    three graffiti right (Southwest) wall
  • Demotic text:

    one graffito right (Southwest) wall
  • Anatolian language text:

    one graffito right (Southwest) wall

Gate B

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On the lintel of gate B, Rameses IX adores a solar disk containing a scarab with Isis on the left and Nephthys on the right. A variation on the scene occurs here with the head and arms of Nut shown above the disk. There are two steps down from the gate to corridor B and a flat landing beyond. There are nineteenth century graffiti on the outer lintel.

Porter and Moss designation:

A

Architectural Features

Steps

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated
Decoration damaged

Dimensions

  • Height:

    4.62 m
  • Width:

    2.78 m
  • Length:

    0.59 m
  • Area:

    1.62 m2
  • Volume:

    7.33 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from entryway A

Decoration

  • Sun disk on the horizon

    standing figures of Rameses VI accompanied by Isis and Nephthys flanking disk, and head and arms of Nut above disk Lintel
  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Thicknesses

Graffiti

  • Greek text:

    four graffiti Lintel
  • Anatolian language text:

    one graffito Lintel
  • Modern European language text:

    nineteenth century graffiti Outer lintel

Corridor B

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There are two gates each in the left (northeast) and right (southwest) walls of this corridor that lead to small side chambers. The depiction of a door leaf with a guardian serpent is placed on each side of the corridor, immediately following gate B. A ceiling recess behind the gate shows that the gate was intended to have a door.

The left wall has three scenes: Rameses IX in a kiosk consecrating offerings before Ra-Horakhty and Osiris; a portion of the Litany of Ra, but lacking the opening vignette; and the Iwnmutef priest purifying Osiris from the Opening of the Mouth ritual. The right wall shows another kiosk with Rameses IX censing and libating over a white oryx and floral offerings before Amen-Ra-Horakhty with four ram's heads and Meretseger depicted as the Western Goddess. The first division of the Book of Caverns follows on this wall, but lacks the opening vignette of the sun disk and the large figure of the ram-headed sun god. A frieze of the king's cartouches with the prenomens flanked by lion-headed uraei is located on each wall following the kiosk scenes. The ceiling is decorated with vultures alternating with winged scarabs and the king's names.

Porter and Moss designation:

A

Architectural Features

Ceiling recess

Condition

Cutting finished
Decorated
Excavated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    4.47 m
  • Width:

    3.22 m
  • Length:

    15.33 m
  • Area:

    49.42 m2
  • Volume:

    222.75 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from entryway A

Decoration

  • Deceased with deities

    Ra-Horakhty and Osiris left (Northeast) wall
  • Litany of Ra

    left (Northeast) wall
  • Opening of the Mouth ritual

    left (Northeast) wall
  • Deceased with deities

    Amen-Ra-Horakhty (depicted as a four-headed ram), Meretseger right (Southwest) wall
  • Book of Caverns

    first division right (Southwest) wall
  • Flying vultures

    vultures alternating with scarabs and text bands giving king's names Ceiling
  • Book of Gates

    door leaf with guardian serpent left (Northeast) wall
  • Names and epithets

    Ceiling
  • Book of Gates

    door leaf with guardian serpent right (Southwest) wall
  • Names and epithets

    left (Northeast) wall
  • Names and epithets

    right (Southwest) wall

Graffiti

  • Greek text:

    ten graffiti left (Northeast) wall
  • Greek text:

    three graffiti right (Southwest) wall

Gate Ba

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The names of Rameses IX appear on the lintel and reveals of the compound jambs of this gate.

Architectural Features

Compound jambs

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    1.85 m
  • Width:

    0.85 m
  • Length:

    1.27 m
  • Area:

    1.34 m2
  • Volume:

    2.71 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° left from corridor B

Decoration

  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Lintel

Side chamber Ba

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This small, undecorated side chamber is the first on the left (northeast) side of corridor B.

Condition

Cutting finished
Excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    2.09 m
  • Width:

    2.61 m
  • Length:

    2.59 m
  • Area:

    6.75 m2
  • Volume:

    14.11 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° left from corridor B

Gate Bb

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The names of Rameses IX appear on the lintel and reveals of the compound jambs of this gate.

Architectural Features

Compound jambs

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    1.86 m
  • Width:

    2 m
  • Length:

    1.26 m
  • Area:

    1.32 m2
  • Volume:

    3.32 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° left from corridor B

Decoration

  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Lintel

Side chamber Bb

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This small, undecorated side chamber is the second on the left (northeast) side of corridor B.

Condition

Cutting finished
Excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    2.14 m
  • Width:

    2.6 m
  • Length:

    2.61 m
  • Area:

    6.77 m2
  • Volume:

    14.49 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° left from corridor B

Gate Bc

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The names of Rameses IX appear on the lintel and reveals of the compound jambs of this gate.

Architectural Features

Compound jambs

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    1.88 m
  • Width:

    0.82 m
  • Length:

    1.25 m
  • Area:

    1.28 m2
  • Volume:

    2.63 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° right from corridor B

Decoration

  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Lintel

Side chamber Bc

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This small, undecorated side chamber is the second on the right (southwest) side of corridor B.

Condition

Cutting finished
Excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    2.1 m
  • Width:

    2.62 m
  • Length:

    2.62 m
  • Area:

    6.86 m2
  • Volume:

    14.42 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° right from corridor B

Gate Bd

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The names of Rameses IX appear on the lintel and reveals of the compound jambs of this gate.

Architectural Features

Compound jambs

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    1.86 m
  • Width:

    0.85 m
  • Length:

    1.28 m
  • Area:

    1.27 m2
  • Volume:

    2.55 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° right from corridor B

Decoration

  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Lintel

Side chamber Bd

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This small, undecorated side chamber is the first on the right (southwest) side of corridor B. The chamber is unfinished.

Condition

Cutting unfinished
Excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    2.07 m
  • Width:

    2.64 m
  • Length:

    2.42 m
  • Area:

    4.29 m2
  • Volume:

    8.41 m3
  • Orientation:

    90° right from corridor B

Gate C

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Door pivot holes on both sides of the gate show that large, double wooden doors once closed the gate. The lintel displays a solar disk containing a ram-headed god between a kneeling female figure and a baboon. The disk is flanked by kneeling figures of Rameses IX, who is protected by the wings of large falcons. There is a winged sun disk on the soffit and the king's names and epithets appear on the reveals and thicknesses.

Porter and Moss designation:

B

Architectural Features

Door pivot holes

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.92 m
  • Width:

    2.76 m
  • Length:

    0.57 m
  • Area:

    1.57 m2
  • Volume:

    6.15 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from corridor B

Decoration

  • Sun disk on the horizon

    kneeling figures of Rameses IX flanking disk, with a protective falcon behind each royal figure Lintel
  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Thicknesses
  • Winged sun disk

    soffit

Corridor C

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Two horizontal, rectangular recesses lie opposite each other high on the left (northeast) and right (southwest) walls of this corridor. On each side the initial decorative motif is a door leaf with guardian serpent. A frieze text in large hieroglyphs giving the king's names and epithets is placed above the scenes on each wall. The left wall is decorated in two registers. The first contains figures and text from the Litany of Ra, followed by a portion of the upper register of the second hour of the Imydwat and Book of the Dead spell 126. The second shows three scenes: Rameses IX followed by Hathor holding the royal names; the text of Book of the Dead spell 125; and Rameses IX adoring Khonsu-Neferhotep-Shu. Scenes on the right wall include a ram-headed god and the second to fourth divisions of the Book of Caverns, including Rameses IX offering libations to Amen-Ra. The corridor contains an astronomical ceiling with representations of constellations, a list of decans, and star tables.

Porter and Moss designation:

B

Architectural Features

Recesses

Condition

Cutting finished
Decorated
Decoration damaged
Excavated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    4.11 m
  • Width:

    3.22 m
  • Length:

    9.95 m
  • Area:

    32.01 m2
  • Volume:

    131.56 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from corridor B

Decoration

  • Book of Gates

    door leaf with guardian serpent left (Northeast) wall
  • Litany of Ra

    forms of Ra left (Northeast) wall
  • Deceased with deities

    Hathor, Khonsu-Neferhetep-Shu left (Northeast) wall
  • Imydwat

    second hour, upper register (beginning) left (Northeast) wall
  • Book of the Dead

    spells 125, 126 left (Northeast) wall
  • Book of Caverns

    second, third and fourth divisions right (Southwest) wall
  • Astronomical scenes

    constellations and decans along center of ceiling Ceiling
  • Star clocks/tables

    flanking astronomical figures Ceiling
  • Bound enemies

    left (Northeast) wall
  • Bound enemies

    right (Southwest) wall
  • Book of Gates

    door leaf with guardian serpent right (Southwest) wall

Graffiti

  • Greek text:

    three graffiti left (Northeast) wall

Gate D

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There are door pivot holes on both sides of the gate. On the lintel is a solar disk with a ram-headed god between a Horus-eye and a baboon, flanked on each side by Rameses IX with four gods (Shu, Geb, Osiris, and Horus) and five goddesses (Isis, Nephthys, Neit, Serqet, and Hathor). On the soffit, there is a vulture. The king's names and epithets appear on the reveals and thicknesses.

Porter and Moss designation:

C

Architectural Features

Door pivot holes

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.48 m
  • Width:

    2.77 m
  • Length:

    0.6 m
  • Area:

    1.66 m2
  • Volume:

    5.78 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from corridor C

Decoration

  • Sun disk on the horizon

    ram-headed god with baboon and Horus-eye in the disk, flanked by kneeling figures of the king accompanied by Shu, Geb, Osiris, and Horus on the right and Isis, Nephthys, Neit, Serqet and Hathor on the left Lintel
  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Thicknesses
  • Flying vultures

    one vulture soffit

Corridor D

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At the end of this corridor are two, low vertical recesses, opposite each other in the left (northeast) and right (southwest) walls. Immediately following gate D are representations on each wall of a door leaf with guardian serpent. The left wall contains excerpts from the second and third hours of the Imydwat in three registers. Scenes on the right wall include Rameses IX offering the image of Ma'at to Ptah and Ma'at and a recumbent mummiform figure of Rameses IX as Osiris with a disk and a scarab. This is followed by an enigmatic scene unique to this tomb: a row of inverted men in circles, depicted in the three registers. In the upper register, the circle of men is shown with female figures on mounds alternating with serpents; in the middle register the men are shown with a group of serpents and the sun bark; and in the lower register the men are with female figures standing on serpents, figures bending over backwards, a group with mummiform figures, and a disk from which two scarabs emerge. Kneeling captives are depicted at the base of both walls. On the ceiling are scenes related to the Books of Day and Night but with additional enigmatic material.

Porter and Moss designation:

C

Architectural Features

Recesses

Condition

Cutting finished
Decorated
Excavated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.69 m
  • Width:

    3.2 m
  • Length:

    11.52 m
  • Area:

    36.84 m2
  • Volume:

    135.94 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from corridor C

Decoration

  • Imydwat

    second hour, third hour (beginning) left (Northeast) wall
  • Bound enemies

    decapitated figures alternating with serekhs left (Northeast) wall
  • Deceased with deities

    Ptah, Ma'at right (Southwest) wall
  • Enigmatic compositions

    right (Southwest) wall
  • Bound enemies

    decapitated figures alternating with serekhs right (Southwest) wall
  • Book of Gates

    door leaf with guardian serpent left (Northeast) wall
  • Book of Gates

    door leaf with guardian serpent right (Southwest) wall
  • Book of the Day

    Ceiling
  • Enigmatic compositions

    Ceiling
  • Book of the Night

    Ceiling

Graffiti

  • Greek text:

    two graffiti left (Northeast) wall
  • Hieratic text:

    one graffito left (Northeast) wall
  • Greek text:

    thirteen graffiti right (Southwest) wall
  • Hieratic text:

    three graffiti right (Southwest) wall
  • Demotic text:

    two graffiti right (Southwest) wall

Gate E

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The reveals and thicknesses of this gate are decorated with the names of Rameses IX.

Porter and Moss designation:

D

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.32 m
  • Width:

    2.77 m
  • Length:

    0.59 m
  • Area:

    1.63 m2
  • Volume:

    5.41 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from corridor D

Decoration

  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Thicknesses

Chamber E

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No well shaft has been cut in the floor of this chamber. Only the rear (southeast) wall is decorated and shows the Iwnmutef priest on either side of the gate with different ritual objects associated with the Opening of the Mouth ritual.

Porter and Moss designation:

D

Condition

Cutting unfinished
Decorated
Excavated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.51 m
  • Width:

    5.25 m
  • Length:

    4.91 m
  • Area:

    25.78 m2
  • Volume:

    90.49 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from corridor D

Decoration

  • Opening of the Mouth ritual

    Iwnmutef priest holding up three libation vessels [on left], Iwnmutef priest holding up four adzes and foreleg of calf [on right] rear (Southeast) wall

Graffiti

  • text:

    one Greek or Coptic graffito rear (Southeast) wall

Gate F

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There are door pivot holes on both sides of this gate. They show that large, wooden double doors were to close the gate. On the lintel is a winged disk, and on the thicknesses of the gate and its right reveal are the king's names.

Porter and Moss designation:

E

Architectural Features

Door pivot holes
Compound jambs

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.14 m
  • Width:

    2.78 m
  • Length:

    2.05 m
  • Area:

    6.29 m2
  • Volume:

    21 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from chamber E

Decoration

  • Winged sun disk

    Lintel
  • Names and epithets

    Thicknesses
  • Names and epithets

    right (Southwest) reveal

Pillared chamber F

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This pillared chamber contains a pair of pillars on each side of the center descent. The chamber was not decorated and the cutting of the chamber was not finished beyond the first two pillars. An outline for a door has been drawn in black paint on the right (southwest) wall near the entrance. Rows of dots on both side walls indicate wall smoothing procedures were in progress. A hieratic docket painted on the right wall was recently covered by restorers patching and filling the unfinished carving of this chamber.

Porter and Moss designation:

E

Architectural Features

Pillars

Condition

Cutting unfinished
Excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.41 m
  • Width:

    8.55 m
  • Length:

    8.51 m
  • Area:

    72.1 m2
  • Volume:

    245.86 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from chamber E
  • Number of pillars:

    4
  • Average pillar width:

    1.09 m

Graffiti

  • Hieratic text:

    unpublished work docket, recently covered over with plaster right (Southwest) wall

Descent F

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This center descent consists slopes from the floor of chamber F to gate J. The lower end of the descent flattens out as a landing before gate J. A short, sloping ceiling extends from the rear wall of F to gate J and has a slot for a lintel beam at the bottom of the overhang. The side walls are undecorated.

Porter and Moss designation:

E

Architectural Features

Lintel beam slot
Overhang

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.49 m
  • Width:

    3.25 m
  • Length:

    11.01 m
  • Area:

    37.72 m2
  • Orientation:

    0° from chamber E

Gate J

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Door pivot holes on both sides of the gate show that wooden double doors were to be installed here. Two steps descend through the gate to chamber J. On the jambs and thicknesses of gate J are the King's names.

Porter and Moss designation:

F

Architectural Features

Door pivot holes
Compound jambs
Steps

Condition

Excavated
Cutting finished
Decorated
Decoration damaged

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.22 m
  • Width:

    2.82 m
  • Length:

    1.14 m
  • Area:

    3.42 m2
  • Volume:

    11.41 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from pillared chamber F

Decoration

  • Names and epithets

    Reveals
  • Names and epithets

    Thicknesses

Burial chamber J

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The rectangular burial pit and sarcophagus emplacement in the floor of burial chamber J are aligned on the axis of the tomb. The pit is shallow and made wider at the top by a shelf along each edge. The entire ceiling is vaulted.

The goddess Nut and a mummiform Osiris from the fifth division of the Book of Caverns flank the gate in the front (northwest) wall. The left (northeast) and right (southwest) walls contain scenes from the Book of Caverns and Book of the Earth. The rear (southeast) wall is divided into two registers. The upper shows gods before Rameses IX who is in a bark with divinities, and the lower shows Horus reviving the king as Osiris in a shrine accompanied by protective deities. The ceiling is decorated with two elongated figures of Nut bent over abbreviated versions of the Books of Day and Night, preceded by a panel showing the ram-headed sun god in a disk adored by two pair of baboons.

  • Chamber plan:

    Rectangular
  • Relationship to main tomb axis:

    Parallel
  • Chamber layout:

    Flat floor, no pillars
  • Floor:

    One level
  • Ceiling:

    Vaulted

Porter and Moss designation:

F

Architectural Features

Burial pit
Sarcophagus emplacement
Vaulted ceiling

Condition

Cutting finished
Decorated
Decoration damaged
Excavated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    3.6 m
  • Width:

    5.34 m
  • Length:

    6.83 m
  • Area:

    36.32 m2
  • Volume:

    130.04 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from pillared chamber F

Decoration

  • Book of Caverns

    Nut and Osiris figures from fifth division flanking entry front (Northwest) wall
  • Book of Caverns

    fifth and sixth division extracts left (Northeast) wall
  • Book of the Earth

    left (Northeast) wall
  • Deceased with deities

    Rameses IX in day and night solar barks accompanied by gods rear (Southeast) wall
  • Book of the Earth

    right (Southwest) wall
  • Book of Caverns

    right (Southwest) wall
  • Book of the Day

    Ceiling
  • Sun disk on the horizon

    ram-headed sun god in a disk adored by two pair of baboons Ceiling
  • Book of the Night

    Ceiling
  • Winged sun disk

    rear (Southeast) wall
  • Resurrection of Osiris

    Rameses IX as Osiris lying in a shrine revived by Horus accompanied by protective deities rear (Southeast) wall

Graffiti

  • Greek text:

    two graffiti right (Southwest) wall

Details

About

The entrance to the tomb of Rameses IX, located in the main wadi, lies on a northwest-southeast axis and is cut into the west side of a large hill that dominates the central part of the Valley. Its plan consists of an open entryway ramp (A), three successive corridors (B, C, D), a chamber E, and an unfinished pillared chamber (F) with central descent, which leads to the burial chamber J. The first corridor B has four undecorated side chambers (Ba-Bd), one of which (Bd) was left unfinished. The first three corridors of the tomb are well cut, but no well-shaft was excavated in chamber E. A corridor following descent F was enlarged to be used as the burial chamber. A two-tiered pit to hold the missing sarcophagus or coffin was cut into the floor of the burial chamber.

The tomb is decorated with scenes from the Book of Gates (gate B, corridor C), Litany of Ra (corridor B, corridor C), Book of Caverns (corridor B, corridor C, burial chamber J), Imydwat (corridor C, corridor D), Book of the Dead (corridor C), Book of the Earth (burial chamber J), Book of the Night (burial chamber J), and Opening of the Mouth ritual (corridor B, well chamber E). There are also representations of the deceased with deities (corridor B, corridor C, corridor D, burial chamber J), bound enemies (corridor C, corridor D), enigmatic compositions (corridor D), and an astronomical ceiling (corridor C). Abitz observed that at the time of the death of Rameses IX, only corridors B and C had been plastered, and only the painted decoration in corridor B had been completed. After the death of the king, the remaining plastering and painting of the ceiling and walls of the tomb were hastily finished. The walls of KV 6 contain over fifty graffiti, mainly located on the upper part of the walls, indicating the tomb was partly filled with debris during antiquity.

Noteworthy features:

KV 6 has one of largest entrances in the Valley. The intention to cut pilasters at the end of the entryway A as well as the presence of side chambers off the first corridor B are reminiscent of KV 11. There is a large two-tiered pit in the floor of burial chamber J. This the last royal tomb in the Valley to have so much of its decoration completed.

Site History

KV 6 was unfinished at the time of the death of Rameses IX. It appears that only about half of the originally planned decoration was completed at the time of the Rameses IX's death. The tomb has been open since antiquity. The mummy of the king was found in the Dayr al Bahari cache (DB 320) in 1881.

Dating

This site was used during the following period(s):

New Kingdom
Dynasty 20
Rameses IX
Graeco-Roman Era
Byzantine (Coptic) Period

Exploration

1825: Mapping/planning
Burton, James
1888: Excavation
Daressy, Georges
1824: Mapping/planning
Hay, Robert
1737-1738: Mapping/planning
Pococke, Richard
1817: Excavation
Salt, Henry
1824: Visit
Wilkinson, John Gardner
1828-1829: Epigraphy
Franco-Tuscan Expedition

Conservation

Conservation History

The rough unfinished surfaces in chamber F have recently been smoothed over with plaster. Glass wall panels have been installed in corridors B, C and D and chamber E.

Site Condition

KV 6 has not suffered from flood damage, but the paint on the walls of the tomb is faded and flaking off. The lower registers of painted decoration on the walls of the burial chamber are lost.

Resources

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Bibliography

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Abitz, FriedrichDer Bauablauf und die Dekorationen des Grabes Ramesses IX.  Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 17 (1990):  1-40.

Abitz, Friedrich.  Die Entwicklung der Grabaschen in den Königsgräbern im Tal der Könige.  Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts: Abteilung Kairo.  Wiesbaden. 45 (1989): 1-25.

Abitz, Friedrich.  Die Veranderung von Schreibformen im Königsgrab Ramses IX. In: Hartwig Altenmüller and Renate Germer (eds.).  Miscellanea Aegyptologica: Wolfgang Helck zum 75. Geburtstag.   Hamburg: Archäologisches Institut der Universität Hamburg, 1989: 1-5.

Abitz, Friedrich.  The Structure of the Decoration in the Tomb of Ramesses IX.  In: Nicholas Reeves (ed.). After Tutankamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes (= Studies in Egyptology).  New York, 1992.  Pp. 165-185.

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Measurements

Maximum height:

4.62 m

Minimum width:

0.82 m

Maximum width:

8.55 m

Total length:

105.03 m

Total area:

396.42 m²

Total volume:

1076.36 m³

Additional Tomb Information

Owner type:

King

Entrance location:

Base of sloping hill

Entrance type:

Ramp

Interior layout:

Corridors and chambers

Axis type:

Straight

Decoration

Painting
Sunk relief

Categories of Objects Recovered

Sculpture
Tomb equipment
Transport
Written documents

Hieroglyphs

Rameses IX

King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Beautiful is the Soul of Ra, Chosen of Ra; Son of Ra, Ra has Fashioned Him, Appearing in Thebes, Beloved of Amen