Entryway ASee entire tomb
A shaft entrance with a modern masonry surround and metal grill provides access to the tomb.
Chamber BSee entire tomb
A large rough undecorated chamber situated south of the shaft (A). There is a break in the southern wall, and the ceiling and wall on the west of the chamber have collapsed.
Chamber CSee entire tomb
Larger rough, northerly chamber located directly under the paved visitor path.
About the Tomb
QV 4 is located just south of the paved visitor path in the main valley, and as of February 2010, has been reburied. The tomb comprises of a shaft entrance (A) and two chambers on different axis, a northerly chamber (C) located under the paved visitor path and a southerly chamber (B) to the path's south.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty.
This site was used during the following period(s):
The tomb was reburied by the SCA in February 2010.
Following an assessment by the GCI-SCA in December 2009, the shaft, chamber walls, and ceiling were judged to be stable, provided that the tomb remains dry. Dried, cracked mud on the floor of chamber (B) indicates past flooding. The rock in the tomb, particularly the shale, has disintegrated due to flooding and associated swelling and shrinking. Prior to 1995, the paved road above the tomb was used for vehicle access to the site and it is possible that vibrations from passing cars and buses contributed to structural instability within the tomb. Following reburial of the tomb, the threat from flooding is partially mitigated, though no information is available about the type of fill material used by the SCA.
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.