The chamber is well cut, although its walls are not perfectly dressed.
Relationship to main tomb axis:Parallel
Chamber layout:Flat floor, no pillars
Orientation:11.24° left from entryway A
Extant remains:Box and lid
Sarcophagus form:Shrine of Lower Egypt
Comments:The decorative figures on the sarcophagus are gilded, on a black resin surface.
Deities:four sons of Horus, two representations of Anubis, Isis at foot end, Nephthys at head end Box exterior
KV 36 lies low in the southwest end of the Valley, south of KV 35, just before the modern path forks to the south and southwest. It is entered through an entryway shaft (A) leading directly into the burial chamber (J). The tomb was found almost intact and was left undecorated.
This tomb is notable because it is a non-royal tomb with much of its burial equipment as well as the mummy found intact.
KV 36 belonged to Maiherperi, Child of the Nursery and royal Fan-bearer, who died in his twenties. Much of the funerary equipment was found almost intact, although it was robbed, probably in the Rameside period. Jars containing oil were left open. Some of the jewellery, portable metalware and non-funerary linen and clothing were stolen. The tomb was later resealed and the burial chamber was rearranged hastily.
This site was used during the following period(s):
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Reeves, Carl Nicholas. Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis (= Studies in Egyptology). London: KPI, 1990. Pp. 70-72.
Reeves, Nicholas. Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis (= Studies in Egyptology). London: KPI, 1990. Pp. 140-147.
Schweinfurth, George. Neue thebanische Graeberfunde. Sphinx 3 (1890): 103-107.
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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 52.
Wilkinson, Richard H. and Carl Nicholas Reeves. The Complete Valley of the Kings. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996. Pp. 179-181.
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