About the Tomb
Attributed to the 18th Dynasty dignitary and commander of the troops, Nehesy, QV 70 is an undecorated, single-chambered shaft tomb on the north side of the main Wadi. The entrance to the tomb lies between QV 71 and the retaining wall. The shaft is relatively shallow at 3 m and has a modern, cemented brick surround, deeper on the upslope side, and a metal grill without mesh.
Elizabeth Thomas mentions the tomb was filled at the time of her visit, though still identifiable. The Franco-Egyptian Mission cleared the tomb in 1984.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty.
This site was used during the following period(s):
According to the GCI-SCA, the tomb is in good condition, with stable rock, despite a fault and fractures running through the tomb. Salt infill is present in open fractures. The shaft is partially filled with debris (mostly sand) that spills into the chamber. Walls have adhered mud almost to the ceiling from previous flooding. A number of mud wasps' nests are present on the ceiling and upper part of walls, as are scattered droppings (probably from bats).
Commander of the Troops, Nehesy ("the Southerner")
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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.
Leblanc, Christian. Western Thebes and the Queens of the Two Lands in the New Kingdom. In: Kent R. Weeks (Ed.). The Treasures of the Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Temples of the Theben West Bank in Luxor. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2001: 272-93.