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Entrances of QV2, QV4, QV5, QV6, and QV81.
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QV 2 is a shallow pit lying to the south of the main visitor path and close to QV 3, QV 4, and QV 7. It was reburied by the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) and is no longer visible.

The tomb was also filled in at the time of Elizabeth Thomas' inspection and was last cleared by the Franco-Egyptian Mission in 1987.

Noteworthy features:

QV 2 is a shallow pit that has been reburied by the SCA.

Site History


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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18


1966: Documentation
Thomas, Elizabeth
1987: Publication, Conservation, Excavation
Franco Egyptian Mission
2006-2008: Survey and Documentation
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)
2009: Conservation
Supreme Council of Antiquities


Conservation History

In 2009, the SCA reburied the tomb.

Site Condition

According to the GCI-SCA, flood debris and erosion had gradually reburied the tomb by the time of their assessment in 2007. 


Geography and Geology of the Valley of the Queens and Western Wadis

The Valley of the Queens and the Western Wadis are made up of numerous valleys spread out over a vast space of desert, each containing tombs for the New Kingdom queens and other royal family members. The poor quality rock has led to damage in several tombs after suffering from earthquakes and floods.


Demas, Martha and Neville Agnew (eds). Valley of the Queens. Assessment Report. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2012, 2016. Two vols.

Leblanc, Christian. Ta set nefrou: une nécropole de Thèbes-ouest et son histoire, 1: géographie- toponymie: historique de l'exploration scientifique du site. Cairo: Nubar Printing House, 1989.