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The tomb is located in the south branch of the southwest wadi, northeast of KV 34 (Thutmes III). The only description of the tomb was given in the Baedeker guidebook, which stated that it was small and accessible via a flight of steps. It consists of two undecorated chambers, but it has never been fully cleared and no accurate plan exists.

Site History

According to Elizabeth Thomas, the tomb may have been dug as a subsidiary burial for Thutmes III. Weigall, however, proposed that it belonged to a member of Thutmes III's royal family or the family of the vizier Rekhmire. The tomb was never used.

Dating

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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
Thutmes III

Exploration

1898: Excavation
Loret, Victor
1898: Discovery
Loret, Victor

Conservation

Site Condition

The tomb is not accessible and a modern bench has been built over its entrance.

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. 167.

Thomas, Elizabeth.  The Royal Necropoleis of Thebes.  Princeton: privately printed, 1966.  P. 139.

Weeks, Kent R. (ed.).  Atlas of the Valley of the Kings (=Publications of the Theban Mapping Project, 1).  Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2000.  Map sheet 49. 

Wilkinson, Richard H. and Carl Nicholas Reeves.  The Complete Valley of the Kings.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1996.  P. 183.

Measurements

Additional Tomb Information

Owner type:

Unknown

Entrance location:

Cliff face

Entrance type:

Staircase

Interior layout:

Corridor and chambers