A vertical shaft provides access to the tomb
Located further north than tombs QV A-L in the Valley of the Three Pits, QV 89 may have been first explored by Georges Daressy in 1901. The tomb consists of a vertical shaft (A) and a small, rectangular and undecorated burial chamber (B).
According to Daressy's reports, the tomb was already open. While his description of the tomb location is imprecise, it is clear that he entered at least one shaft tomb at the head of the Valley of the Three Pits and discovered archaeological material dating stylistically to the 25th or 26th Dynasty. It is not clear which tomb held the Late Period finds.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty and it is not clear whether it was reused.
This site was used during the following period(s):
Due to their remote location and the depth of their shafts, the GCI-SCA team did not assess these three tombs in this area from the interior. According to the GCI-SCA, the shaft appears to be in good condition and is carved into marl, though substantial amounts of debris have accumulated at the base due to erosion. The area surrounding the entry of the tomb continues to erode due to upslope runoff.
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