Burials in the Valley of the Kings

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The following is a list of who is buried where in the Valley of the Kings and nearby areas.
(Missing entries indicate that the intended occupant of the tomb is unknown, or that the tomb is incomplete and was never used as a burial place.)

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Panoramic view of the Valley
Contents

Original Burials

East Valley

West Valley

Deir el-Bahri

  • DB320 – Served as a mummy cache. See below.

Mummy Caches

As the New Kingdom began to collapse, during the Rameseid period, tomb robbery became rife. There is some evidence to suggest that even the clergy were involved. Far from being pious, they decided to reopen the tombs of their god-kings to reuse the vast treasures that were buried with them, where they were of no use.

However, they were not entirely without scruples, for as the tombs were emptied, the occupants were moved to select "safe places", of which there are two notable examples.

KV35

This was originally the tomb of Amenhotep II. The following were discovered in the tomb:

View over the East Valley
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View over the East Valley

DB320

This astounding cache, located in the cliffs overlooking Hatshepsut's famous temple at Deir el-Bahri, was found to contain many of Egypt's most famous Pharaohs. They were found in a great state of disorder, many placed in other people's coffins, and several are still unidentified.

Further reading

  • John Romer, Valley of the Kings (Henry Holt, 1981)
  • C. N. Reeves, Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis (Keegan Paul, 1990)
  • Nicholas Reeves and Richard H. Wilkinson, The Complete Vallery of the Kings (1996, Thames and Hudson)
  • Kent R. Weeks, Araldo De Luca (photographs),Valley of the Kings (Friedman/Fairfax, 2001)

External links

pl:Numeracja grobów w Dolinie Królów

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