A shaft entrance with modern masonry surround provides access to the tomb.
A square and undecorated side chamber that lies east of chamber B. It has a small side chamber to the southeast.
QV 15 lies on the south side of the main Wadi, on the upper slope of a small ridge. QV15 and QV 16 are connected by a long passage, creating one large continuous subterranean space. QV 15 is the larger of the two with one large chamber (B), a smaller chamber (C) that lies to the east of chamber (B), a small side chamber (Ca), as well as a lower shaft and side chamber (Caa). The tomb has a typical shaft entrance (A) with modern masonry surround.
The tomb dates to the 18th Dynasty and as with other tombs from this period, is undecorated. Elizabeth Thomas considered both tombs to be "tandem" in their layout, indicating that consecutive chambers make up the tomb. She notes the presence of small pits 2m deep in both QV 15 and QV 16. Thomas suggested that QV 15 may have been examined by Ernesto Schiaparelli (1903-1905), since the fill is more irregular than usual, with at least one apparent localized excavation. The tomb was last excavated by the Franco-Egyptian Mission in 1987 and was cleared by the CNRS and SCA in 2008.
QV15 and QV 16 are connected by a long passage, creating one large continuous subterranean space.
This site was used during the following period(s):
Previous efforts to stabilize loose rock with mortar was evident at the time of the GCI-SCA assessment in 2006-2008.
According to the GCI-SCA, the entrance to QV 15 is cut into shale lying below a bed of highly fractured, less clay-rich marl. Fracturing of the ceiling and localized rock loss are evident throughout the tomb. Blackening of some of the rock surface is also present, indicative of a fire. Trash littered the chamber floor. The lower shaft in the rear of QV 15 is host to a large community of bats, estimated at around 100 in February 2008. A similar number were present in December 2009. Droppings are visible throughout the tomb. The inherent weakness of the rock and its susceptibility to moisture have led to rock fracturing and localized loss.
CNRS mission report: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France). Rapport d'activité 1987-1988 URA no. 1064, 1987-1988.
Macke, André, Christiane Macke-Ribet, Christian Leblanc, and Jacques Connan. Ta set neferou: une necropole de Thebes-Ouest et son histoire: momification, chimie des baumes, anthropologie, paléopathologie. Vol. 5. Cairo: Nubar Printing House, 2002.