Entryway ASee entire tomb
A shallow vertical shaft provides access to the tomb. There is no protective modern masonry surround.
Chamber BSee entire tomb
A rough, undecorated chamber that lies on axis with the tomb's entrance. There is a break in the ceiling of the chamber on the southeastern side.
Corridor CSee entire tomb
A rough, narrow corridor that bends slightly to the east and provides access to a small burial chamber. The corridor gradually rises to the burial chamber, which lies higher than the preceding chamber.
Burial chamber DSee entire tomb
A small, rough, and undecorated burial chamber that lies perpendicular to the tomb's axis. The position of the chamber is higher than the preceding corridor.
Relationship to main tomb axis:Perpendicular
Chamber layout:Flat floor, no pillars
About the Tomb
QV G is located at the mouth of the Valley of the Three Pits, in close proximity to tombs QV A through QV K. It consists of a shaft (A) leading to a rough, undecorated chamber (B), a narrow corridor (C), and finally a small, oval burial chamber (D) that lies higher than the preceding chambers.
The tomb was explored by Georges Daressy (1895), who found that it had already been looted. Elizabeth Thomas surveyed the tomb in 1959-1960, followed by the Theban Mapping Project (TMP) in 1981. QV G was last excavated and cleared by the Franco-Egyptian Mission in 1989-90. Fragments of two Canopic jars were recovered and their inscriptions revealed that they belonged to an individual named Kari, who was probably an official during the reign of Thutmes III.
QV G belongs to a group of 18th Dynasty tombs in the Valley of the Three Pits that were all constructed under the reign of Thutmes III and belonged to elite officials and members of the royal court.
The tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty
This site was used during the following period(s):
Concerns about structural stability prevented the GCI-SCA from assessing of the interior of the tomb. The area immediately adjacent to the entrance is severely eroded and the shaft has been partially filled with debris. Erosion of the surrounding slope is the primary mechanism of decay. Water infiltration has also contributed to deterioration since the tombs were carved into a friable shale.
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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