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The tomb is a small pit and no reference to its clearance or contents is known.




  • Width:

    2.12 m
  • Length:

    3.02 m
  • Area:

    6.41 m2



KV 59 is located in the south branch of the southwest Wadi. This is a small pit tomb and no reference to its clearance or contents is known.

Site History

There is no information concerning the history, excavation or discovery of the tomb. The site may have been discovered by Carter. It was known to James Burton and Lefébure.


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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
Thutmes III


1921: Mapping/planning
Carter, Howard
1825: Mapping/planning
Burton, James
1889: Mapping/planning
Lefébure, Eugène


Site Condition

The tomb is inaccessible and filled with debris.


Helck, Wolfgang.  Königsgräbertal.  Wolfgang Helck, Eberhart Otto and Wolfhart Westendorf (eds.).  Lexikon der Ägyptologie.  7 vols. Wiesbaden, 1972-1992.  3: 523.

Pinch-Brock, Lyla.  Collisions, Abandonments, Alterations, Tomb Commencements/Pits, and Other Features in the Valley of the Kings. In: Richard H. Wilkinson and Kent R. Weeks (eds.).  The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.  Pp. 117-134.

Reeves, Carl Nicholas.  Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis (= Studies in Egyptology).  London:  KPI, 1990. Pp. 171.

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 68.

Wilkinson, Richard H. and Carl Nicholas Reeves.  The Complete Valley of the Kings.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1996.  Pp. 187.