KV9

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KV9
Burial site of Ramesses V & Ramesses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI.jpg
KV9 is located in Egypt
KV9
KV9
Coordinates 25°44′24.6″N 32°36′04.7″E / 25.740167°N 32.601306°E / 25.740167; 32.601306Coordinates: 25°44′24.6″N 32°36′04.7″E / 25.740167°N 32.601306°E / 25.740167; 32.601306
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered Open in antiquity
Excavated by James Burton
Georges Daressy
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Tomb KV9 in Egypt's Valley of the Kings was originally constructed by Pharaoh Ramesses V. He was interred here, but his uncle Ramesses VI later reused the tomb as his own. The layout is typical of the 20th dynasty – the Ramesside period – and is much simpler than that of Ramesses III's tomb (KV11). The workmen accidentally broke into KV12 as they dug one of the corridors.

The tomb was featured in the first episode of the 2005 BBC documentary series How Art Made the World.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV9 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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