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Entryway A

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The undecorated entrance shaft descends a few meters and opens into chamber B.

Condition

Cutting finished
Excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    1.48 m
  • Length:

    4.07 m
  • Area:

    6.01 m2
  • Orientation:

    265.71°

Chamber B

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This undecorated chamber is rectangular. There is apparently a gate in the rear wall that has not been cleared.

Condition

Cutting finished
Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    2.39 m
  • Width:

    6.23 m
  • Length:

    3.62 m
  • Area:

    22.55 m2
  • Volume:

    53.9 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from entryway A

Gate B

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The gate connects the shaft of entryway A with chamber B.

Condition

Excavated
Undecorated
Cutting finished

Dimensions

  • Height:

    1.9 m
  • Width:

    0.65 m
  • Length:

    0.51 m
  • Area:

    0.33 m2
  • Volume:

    1.19 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from entryway A

Details

About

KV 28 is located in the southeast branch of the main wadi. The tomb consists only of a shaft leading to a small, rectangular chamber (B) with an unexcavated gate in its rear wall. The tomb is undecorated.

Noteworthy features:

There is an unexcavated gate and perhaps a chamber beyond it off chamber B.

Site History

According to Ryan, there is evidence of at least two burials in KV 28. Potsherds from the tomb suggest that it was cut in the reign of Thutmes IV. It may have belonged to a high official of his reign.

Dating

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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18

Exploration

1990: Excavation
Ryan, Donald P.
1825-1835: Mapping/planning
Wilkinson, John Gardner

Conservation

Conservation History

A rubble and cement wall has been constructed around the entry to divert flood water.

Site Condition

The tomb has been excavated by Donald Ryan of Pacific Lutheran University and is in good condition.

Resources

Bibliography

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Aston, David,  Barbara Aston and Donald P. Ryan.  Pottery from Tombs in the Valley of the Kings, KV 21, 27, 28, 44, 45, and 60.  Cahiers de la céramique égyptienne.  Cairo, IFAO. 6 (2000): 11-38.

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

Lefebure, Eugène.  Les hypogées royaux de Thèbes, seconde division: Notices des hypogées (=Mémoires publiés par les members de la mission archéologie française au Caire 3, 1).  Paris, 1889.  P. 187.

Reeves, Carl Nicholas.  Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis (= Studies in Egyptology).  London:  KPI, 1990. Pp. 155.

Ryan, Donald P.  Return to Wadi Biban el Moluk: The 2nd (1990) Season of the Valley of the Kings Project.  KMT 2,1 (1991): 26-31.

Ryan, Donald P.  Some Observations Concerning Uninscribed Tombs in the Valley of the Kings.  In: Carl Nicholas Reeves, After Tut'ankhamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes.  London: KPI, 1992.  Pp. 21-27.  

Ryan, Donald P.  The Valley Again.  KMT 3, 1 (1992): 44-47, 60, 69.

Ryan, Donald P.   Exploring the Valley of the Kings.  Archaeology 47, 1 (1994): 52-61.

Thomas, Elizabeth.  The Royal Necropoleis of Thebes.  Princeton: privately printed, 1966.  P. 138.

Measurements

Maximum height:

2.39 m

Minimum width:

0.65 m

Maximum width:

6.23 m

Total length:

8.20 m

Total area:

28.89 m²

Total volume:

55.09 m³

Additional Tomb Information

Owner type:

Unknown, probably non-royal

Entrance location:

Hillside

Entrance type:

Shaft

Interior layout:

Chamber

Axis type:

Bent

Categories of Objects Recovered

Human remains
Mummy trappings
Tomb equipment