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Entrances to QV36, QV35, and QV34 with collapsed ceiling
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QV 35 is located on the south side of the main Wadi in the southwest branch. It adjoins QV 34 through a large opening in the north wall of the shaft. Only the shaft of this tomb was completed and there are no chambers. It has been dated to the 18th Dynasty.

Noteworthy features:

Only the shaft of QV 35 was completed and there are no chambers.

Site History

Tomb construction began in the 18th Dynasty and was abandoned after the shaft was cut.


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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18


1980s: Publication, Conservation, Excavation
Franco Egyptian Mission
2006-2008: Survey and Documentation
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)


Site Condition

According to the GCI-SCA, the shaft appears to be in good condition, despite the opening in the north wall to adjacent QV 34 and the large area of ceiling collapse in that tomb. Signs of flooding through the tomb shaft and into neighboring QV 34 are present. Periodic episodes of flooding have contributed to the fractured nature of the rock and the collapses evident throughout QV 34. 


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.


CNRS mission report: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France). Rapport d'activité 1987-1988 URA no. 1064, 1987-1988.

CNRS mission report: Centre national de la recherche scientifique. Rapport d'activité 1988/1989 and1989/1990 URA no. 1064. Recherches sur les nécropoles thébaines et le Ramésseum; Publication des temples de la Nubie, 1988.

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