A large, fairly well-cut vertical shaft with rounded corners. At the bottom of the shaft is a ledge constructed of rough stones.
A large, undecorated, and rectangular burial chamber that lies perpendicular to the entrance's axis. The ceiling is uneven and rubble lines the sides of the chamber.
Relationship to main tomb axis:Perpendicular
Chamber layout:Flat floor, no pillars
Located further north than tombs QV A to QV L in the Valley of the Three Pits, QV 90 may have been first explored by Georges Daressy (1895). The tomb consists of a large vertical shaft (A) leading to an undecorated, rectangular burial chamber that lies perpendicular to the tomb's axis. While his description of the tomb locations 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 unclear which tomb held the Late Period material.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty and it is uncertain whether it was reused.
This site was used during the following period(s):
Due to the remote location and the depth of the shaft, the GCI-SCA did not assess the tomb from the interior. The shaft appears to be in good condition and is carved into marl, though substantial amounts of debris has accumulated at the base due to erosion. The area surrounding the entry continues to erode due to upslope runoff.
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