The shaft is partially filled with debris and has a modern cemented masonry surround without metal grid or mesh.
A rough, undecorated primary chamber.
QV 7 lies on the south side of the main Wadi, between the paved visitor path on the valley floor and the higher footpath to the south. The shaft (A), which is partially filled with debris, has a modern cemented masonry surround without metal grill or mesh. The tomb has a primary chamber (B) and what has been interpreted to be part of a second chamber (C), though unfinished.
Elizabeth Thomas recorded that QV 7, QV 8, QV 9, and QV 10 were all similar in plan, though QV 7 had an addition that may have been excavated after the tomb was initially completed. The last clearing of the tomb was conducted by the Franco-Egyptian team in 1985-86 and has been dated to the 18th Dynasty. Nothing was recovered from the tomb itself, but a small pottery assemblage lay near the tomb entrance.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty and the excavation of chamber C was possibly started at a later stage, although the exact period is unknown.
This site was used during the following period(s):
According to the GCI-SCA, the tomb shaft (A) appears stable. The ceiling of chamber (B) is extensively fractured, though following an assessment by the GCI-SCA from 2006-2009, it has been judged to be stable. Silt was observed on the walls of shaft (A) and thick cracked, dried mud on the floor and ceiling of chamber (B), indicating past water infiltration, presumably during the 1994 flood. Trash had accumulated at base of shaft and was removed in 2007 and 2008. Water infiltration has likely impacted the stability of the tomb, particularly affecting the fragile shale into which the tomb is principally excavated. Flooding continues to be a serious threat due to the location of the tomb's unprotected shaft next to the main drainage channel.
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