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Entryway A

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The rectangular shaft cut into the hillside has a gate in the northeast side at the bottom. The northeast and northwest sides slope in towards the top.

Condition

Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    1.21 m
  • Length:

    2.01 m
  • Area:

    2.4 m2
  • Orientation:

    60.31°

Gate B

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The thick gate leads from the northeast side of the entryway shaft A to corridor B.

Condition

Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    1.01 m
  • Length:

    0.89 m
  • Area:

    0.91 m2
  • Orientation:

    0° from entryway A

Corridor B

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This short corridor with a level ceiling connects the entryway shaft A with chamber J.

Condition

Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    1.74 m
  • Length:

    4.24 m
  • Area:

    7.15 m2
  • Orientation:

    22.2° right from entryway A

Gate J

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This gate leads to chamber J.

Condition

Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    0.8 m
  • Length:

    0.96 m
  • Area:

    0.82 m2
  • Orientation:

    5.15° left from corridor B

Chamber J

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This roughly square chamber has a nearly flat ceiling and rounded corners.

Condition

Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    2.85 m
  • Length:

    3.16 m
  • Area:

    8.77 m2
  • Orientation:

    11.21° left from corridor B

Details

About

The rectangular entrance shaft of this little-known tomb is cut high on the hillside northeast of the south branch off the southwest wadi leading to KV 34. In the northeast side of the bottom of the entryway shaft A is a gate that leads to a level corridor (B) and a second gate to chamber J, which most likely served as the burial chamber. The tomb has never been cleared and is still greatly encumbered with debris.

Site History

Nothing is known concerning this tomb's owner, or whether it was ever used. Its plan resembles other tombs of Dynasty 18 such as KV 30 and KV 37 in its use of a level corridor between the entryway and the burial chamber.

Dating

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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18

Exploration

1825: Visit
Burton, James
1898: Visit
Loret, Victor

Conservation

Site Condition

The tomb remains unexcavated and unexplored.

Resources

Bibliography

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Helck, Wolfgang.  Königsgräbertal.  Wolfgang Helk, Ebrnart Otto and Wolfhart Westendorf (eds.). elck, Evbermnart Lexikon der Ägyptologie, 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1980.  Pp. 520.

Reeves, Carl Nicholas.  Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis (= Studies in Egyptology).  London:  KPI, 1990. Pp. 166.

Thomas, Elizabeth.  The Royal Necropoleis of Thebes.  Princeton: privately printed, 1966.  P. 158.

Weeks, Kent R. (ed.).  Atlas of the Valley of the Kings (= Publications of the Theban Mapping Project.  Cairo: American University in Cairo, 1).  Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2000.  Map sheet 46. 

Wilkinson, Richard H. and Carl Nicholas Reeves.  The Complete Valley of the Kings.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1996.  P. 182.

Measurements

Minimum width:

0.80 m

Maximum width:

2.85 m

Total length:

11.26 m

Total area:

20.05 m²

Additional Tomb Information

Owner type:

Unknown, probably non-royal

Entrance location:

Hillside

Entrance type:

Shaft

Interior layout:

Corridor and chamber

Axis type:

Straight