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Burial site of Unknown
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered 1905
Excavated by Edward R. Ayrton

Tomb KV53 is located in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. It has never been fully planned, but consisted of a single chamber at the end of a shaft.

Recent (winter 2009/10) excavations in this area[1] by an SCA team attempting to relocate tombs KV50, KV51, KV52 and KV 53 revealed 18th Dyn blue painted pottery, tools and hieratic and figured ostraca which included :

  • a sketch of a seated queen presenting an offering
  • depictions of sexual scenes with woman and animals
  • cartouches of Rameses II.
Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV53 taken from a 3d model


  1. ^ Egyptian Archeology (Egypt Exploration Society publication) No.37 p.26
  • 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°44′23″N 32°36′02″E / 25.73972°N 32.60056°E / 25.73972; 32.60056