Entryway ASee entire tomb
Shaft entrance has a modern masonry surround.
Burial chamber BSee entire tomb
Undecorated burial chamber.
Relationship to main tomb axis:Parallel
Chamber layout:Flat floor, no pillars
About the Tomb
QV 14 lies on the south side of the main Wadi along the secondary footpath and opposite QV 13. It consists of a shaft (A) leading to one large, undecorated chamber (B). The shaft entrance has a modern masonry surround.
Elizabeth Thomas was only able to "estimate" the tomb's subterranean layout, but called it a "well cut pit." The tomb was last cleared by the Franco-Egyptian Mission in 1986, who observed that the debris in the tomb was cemented to the floor due to previous water infiltration. They also found evidence suggesting that the tomb was reused during the Third Intermediate Period and possibly during the Roman Period as well.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty and, according to Christian Leblanc, was reused in the Third Intermediate and Roman Period.
This site was used during the following period(s):
According to the GCI-SCA, the tomb is excavated into extensively fractured rock, although it generally appears stable. The shaft and ceiling of the main chamber are composed of marl, and all the rock of the main chamber below the ceiling is shale. The tomb opening is in a position that could be vulnerable to flooding, and the shale of its main chamber is particularly susceptible to damage resulting from flood.
Tomb Numbering Systems in the Valley of the Queens and the Western Wadis
Geography and Geology of the Valley of the Queens and Western Wadis
CNRS mission report: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France). Rapport d'activité 1987-1988 URA no. 1064, 1987-1988.
Demas, Martha and Neville Agnew (eds). Valley of the Queens. Assessment Report. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2012, 2016. Two vols.