Entryway ASee entire tomb
Shaft entrance that has a modern built surround with cement plaster and no metal grid or mesh.
Burial chamber BSee entire tomb
Relationship to main tomb axis:Parallel
Chamber layout:Flat floor, no pillars
About the Tomb
QV 9 is located on the south side of the main Wadi, between the paved path and the higher footpath to the south. The tomb has one chamber (B) and the shaft entrance (A) has a modern built surround with cement plaster and no metal grill or mesh. The tomb has a Bench cut from the rock in the rear of the chamber (B).
Elizabeth Thomas recorded that QV 7 to QV 10 are all similar in layout. The last clearing of the tombs was conducted by the Franco-Egyptian Mission from 1986-87. The finds from the tomb indicate that it was constructed during the reign of Thutmes I and may have belonged to a member of the military as they were interred with an arrow head and a finely worked and decorated leather fragment that may have been part of a quiver. The tomb was reused during the Third Intermediate Period and Roman Period for group burials as the remains of over 20 individuals were discovered inside.
This site was used during the following period(s):
According to the GCI-SCA, the tomb generally appears stable. It is cut into mixed marl types, with the shaft cut largely into marl but reaching shale layers near the bottom. The main chamber of the tomb is cut into interbedded layers. Trash littered bottom of the shaft. One bat was seen in QV 9 by the GCI-SCA assessment team. The tomb opening is susceptible to flooding, and the shale of the main chamber is particularly susceptible to damage resulting from flood.
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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