Entryway ASee entire tomb
The entrance of the roughly cut shaft has a masonry surround coated with cement.
Chamber BSee entire tomb
A large, roughly cut, rectangular and undecorated chamber with blackened walls, ceiling, and floor surfaces. A portion of a mummified body was found in the chamber.
About the Tomb
QV 25 is an undecorated, single-chambered shaft tomb on the south side of the main Wadi. It lies south of the fork in the valley, at the beginning of the southwest branch and upslope from the retaining wall. The shaft entrance (A) has a masonry surround coated with cement and leads into a rectangular burial chamber (B). The unfinished tomb QV 24 lies immediately to the north of QV 25, and actually adjoins through a small break in the shaft.
Elizabeth Thomas (1959-60) mentioned that the shaft is roughly cut and the chamber thoroughly blackened. She further speculated that QV 24 was cut later and was most likely abandoned after reaching QV 25. The tomb has been dated to the 18th Dynasty.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty.
This site was used during the following period(s):
According to the GCI-SCA, while the blackened rock is extensively fractured and some loss of rock is evident, the tomb appears to be stable. The floor of the chamber was littered with trash at the time of the GCI-SCA assessment and was removed in 2007. The poor quality of rock in areas has led to localized loss. The tomb opening is also in a location susceptible to large amounts of upslope runoff.
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
Demas, Martha and Neville Agnew (eds). Valley of the Queens. Assessment Report. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2012, 2016. Two vols.
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.