KV14

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KV14
Burial site of Tawosret / Setnakhte
Tombe TaousertetSethnakht.jpg
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered Open in antiquity
Excavated by Hartwig Altenmüller
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Tomb KV14 is a joint tomb, used originally by Twosret and then reused and extended by Setnakhte. It has been open since antiquity, but was not properly recorded until Hartwig Altenmüller excavated it from 1983 to 1987.

Located in the main body of the Valley of the Kings, it has two burial chambers, the later extensions making the tomb one of the largest of the Royal Tombs, at over 112 metres.

The original decoration showing the female Twosret was replaced with those of the male Setnakhte. Even later, the name of Setnakte was replaced by those of Seti II.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV14 taken from a 3d model

References[edit]

  • Reeves, N & Wilkinson, R.H. The Complete Valley of the Kings, 1996, Thames and Hudson, London
  • Siliotti, A. Guide to the Valley of the Kings and to the Theban Necropolises and Temples, 1996, A.A. Gaddis, Cairo

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Coordinates: 25°45′00″N 32°36′51″E / 25.75°N 32.6143°E / 25.75; 32.6143