The front (northeast) wall and most of the right (northwest) wall are well-cut. The irregular shape of the left (southeast) and rear (southwest) walls indicate that the cutting was left unfinished. A fault in the rock running diagonally from the east to the west corner led Schaden to speculate that it was an intentional cut. Schaden cleared limestone chips left by ancient workers which covered the floor.
Orientation:0° from entryway A
The tomb lies at the end of the West Valley, a short distance from KV 25. It is a tomb of non-royal design and consists of a deep rectangular shaft (A) and a very rough rectangular chamber (B). The tomb was cut into the floor of the Wadi at the base of a slope. The first part of the shaft cut through the hard-packed surface of the valley floor; the rest and the chamber were cut in the underlying rock.
This tomb is unfinished and non-royal.
Evidence for a royal burial in this tomb is lacking. Artifacts and the tomb's location indicate that it was cut in Dynasty 18. The presence of artifacts from this period through the late Roman and Coptic periods indicates that the tomb was reused a number of times. Intrusive burials (human remains of at least five different persons) from Dynasty 22 were found. The tomb was visited repeatedly in ancient and modern times, as shown by a disruptions in the stratigraphic layering of flood debris and by discarded objects.
This site was used during the following period(s):
When discovered, the tomb was full of debris, much of it chips from the cutting of the tomb. Other debris was deposited by floods. Wasps occupied the tomb and have left concrete-like nests on the walls and ceiling. The tomb was excavated by Schaden.
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