KV19

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KV19
Burial site of Mentuherkhepshef
Tomb KV19 (Kairoinfo4u).jpg
Prince Mentuherkhepsef presents an offering to Khnum in KV19
KV19 is located in Egypt
KV19
KV19
Coordinates 25°44′20.2″N 32°36′11.7″E / 25.738944°N 32.603250°E / 25.738944; 32.603250Coordinates: 25°44′20.2″N 32°36′11.7″E / 25.738944°N 32.603250°E / 25.738944; 32.603250
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered 1817
Excavated by Giovanni Belzoni
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Tomb KV19, located in a side branch of Egypt's Valley of the Kings, was intended as the burial place of Prince Ramesses Sethherkhepshef, better known as Pharaoh Ramesses VIII, but was later used for the burial of Prince Mentuherkhepshef instead, the son of Ramesses IX, who predeceased his father.

The first corridor was still incomplete when work was abandoned, and the tomb was used "as is." The tomb decorations show the tomb owner being escorted by his father and presented to several deities, including Osiris, Khonsu, Thoth and Ptah. What decoration which remains in this corridor is considered to be of the highest quality.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV19 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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