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Entrance to QV83.
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Chamber B

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A very small, quite roughly cut undecorated chamber leading from the shaft (A). It is believed to be unfinished due to its tiny size, especially compared to shaft-adjacent chambers in other QV tombs.


Cutting unfinished



QV 83 is a small tomb on the north side of the main Wadi, adjacent to the paved path and just east of the bridge that leads to QV 66. The tomb seems to be incomplete, as the shaft leads to a small, roughly hewn chamber unlike others in the Valley. The shaft entrance has a modern, cemented masonry surround with a metal grill.

Site History

The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty and it is not certain whether it was completed or left unfinished.


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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18


1970s-Present: Excavation
Franco Egyptian Mission
1981: Mapping/planning
Theban Mapping Project
2006-2008: Survey and Documentation
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)


Site Condition

The small chamber and shaft were partially filled with trash at the time of of the GCI-SCA assessment. According to the GCI-SCA, the rock of the small tomb seems stable with no apparent surface deterioration or large fractures. This tomb does, however, lie adjacent to the main flood path and is susceptible to flooding.


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.


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

Leblanc, Christian. Ta set nefrou: une nécropole de Thèbes-ouest et son histoire, 1: géographie- toponymie: historique de l'exploration scientifique du site. Cairo: Nubar Printing House, 1989.