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Entryway A

See entire tomb

The entryway shaft is partly filled with debris. The rest of the tomb is inaccessible.


Partly excavated


  • Width:

    2 m
  • Length:

    2.24 m
  • Area:

    3.58 m2
  • Orientation:




KV 40 is located in the south branch of the southwest Wadi. Only the upper part of the shaft is accessible; the rest is filled with rubble, and nothing is known about the tomb's layout.

Site History

No details of the site's history are available.


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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18


1899: Discovery
Loret, Victor
1899: Excavation
Loret, Victor


Site Condition

The tomb was excavated, but no report was ever published.


Bickel, Susanne. Das Grab KV 40 im Tal der Könige: eine Familiengruft Amenophis' III. Sokar 30 (2015): 78-89.

Bickel, Susanne.  KV 40:  The Tomb of 18th Dynasty Princesses and Princes: Surprising Discovery in the Valley of the Kings: Preliminary Report. KMT 25 (2014): 22-33.

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. P. 168.

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 55. 

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