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Entrance to QVU2. 
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QV Unknown 2 is a single-chambered tomb on the north side of the main Wadi, adjacent to QV 68 and QV 71. The shaft entrance has a modern, cemented masonry surround and a metal grill without mesh. At the base of the shaft, the tomb has roughly cut Steps in the floor in front of the chamber entrance. Large stones stacked in the chamber were probably used to seal the entrance in antiquity.

As the tomb is not included on any extant map, its official number is unknown. Furthermore, it is uncertain what was removed from this tomb in the past. At the time of the GCI-SCA assessment, only a basket with a few bones was present in the corner of the chamber.

Site History

Th tomb was constructed in the 18th Dynasty and it is uncertain whether it was reused later.


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

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18


2006-2008: Survey and Documentation
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)


Site Condition

According to the GCI-SCA, the tomb is considered stable, although the shaft walls, composed of relatively high-quality marl, are heavily fractured. Perpendicular joints reveal upturned bedding planes and many of the fractures have been filled with a thick accretion of salt. Arabic graffiti is present on the east and north walls. Cracked mud covers the floor, indicating previous entry of flood water and debris. Floodwaters have contributed to the precipitation of salts in fissures throughout the tomb. 



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