Prince Minemhat and Amenhetep*
About the Tomb
QV 82 is a single chambered shaft tomb on the north side of the main Wadi, adjacent to the bridge and path to QV 66. It is located between the entrances to chamber tombs QV 74 and QV 75. The shaft entrance has a modern, cemented masonry surround with a metal grill over the entrance.
The tomb is attributed to Prince Minemhat and an individual named Amenhetep based on the archaeological material recovered. A ceramic vase discovered in the tomb bears Thutmoside inscriptions and the name of the Prince. The tomb was cleared by the Franco-Egyptian Mission in 1986.
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 despite past flood events, indicated by a thin layer of dried, cracked mud that covers the chamber floor and is adhered to some wall surfaces. Further evidence of flooding includes the presence of fibrous salt crystals that have formed on many surfaces throughout the tomb. Flood water has also partially filled the tomb with debris.
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
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