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Entryway A

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The shaft is shallow and easily accessible.

Condition

Cutting unfinished
Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Width:

    1.35 m
  • Length:

    1.76 m
  • Area:

    2.18 m2
  • Orientation:

    117.04°

Chamber B

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The chamber is small and roughly cut.

Condition

Cutting unfinished
Partly excavated
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    1.71 m
  • Width:

    3.31 m
  • Length:

    3.81 m
  • Area:

    12.06 m2
  • Volume:

    20.6 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from entryway A

Gate B

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The irregular gate leads into chamber B.

Condition

Partly excavated
Cutting unfinished
Undecorated

Dimensions

  • Height:

    1.42 m
  • Width:

    1.39 m
  • Length:

    0.77 m
  • Area:

    1.25 m2
  • Volume:

    1.78 m3
  • Orientation:

    0° from entryway A

Details

About

KV 61 is located in the southwest wadi. The tomb is small and consists of a shaft and a single chamber. The tomb is unfinished and undecorated.

Noteworthy features:

The tomb was probably never used.

Site History

When discovered, a thorough clearing of the chamber was undertaken in hopes of finding a more elaborate structure behind the debris, or inscriptions that would give the name of the owner. No objects were found.

Dating

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

New Kingdom

Exploration

1910: Excavation
Jones, Ernest Harold
1910: Discovery
Jones, Ernest Harold

Conservation

Site Condition

The cutting of the tomb was left unfinished.

Resources

Bibliography

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

Reeves, Carl Nicholas.  Valley of the Kings, The Decline of a Royal Necropolis.  London:  KPI. Pp. 171-172.

Thomas, Elizabeth.  The Royal Necropoleis of Thebes.  Princeton: privately printed, 1966.  P. 161.

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.  P. 187.

Measurements

Maximum height:

1.71 m

Minimum width:

1.35 m

Maximum width:

3.31 m

Total length:

6.34 m

Total area:

15.49 m²

Total volume:

22.38 m³

Additional Tomb Information

Owner type:

Unknown, probably non-royal

Entrance location:

Hillside

Entrance type:

Shaft

Interior layout:

Chamber

Axis type:

Straight