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Burial site of Bay, Amenherkhepshef and Mentuherkhepsef
KV13 is located in Egypt
Coordinates25°44′21.2″N 32°35′58.4″E / 25.739222°N 32.599556°E / 25.739222; 32.599556Coordinates: 25°44′21.2″N 32°35′58.4″E / 25.739222°N 32.599556°E / 25.739222; 32.599556
LocationEast Valley of the Kings
Excavated byHartwig Altenmüller (1988-1994)
DecorationBook of the Dead
LayoutStraight axis
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Tomb KV13, located in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, was cut and decorated for the burial of the noble Bay of the Nineteenth Dynasty. An ostraca published in the French Egyptological journal BIFAO in 2000 records that Chancellor Bay was executed by pharaoh Siptah.[1] Consequently, Bay was never buried in his tomb. Moreover, no funerary goods were found in the tomb belonging to Bay. It was later reused by two princes of the Twentieth Dynasty, Mentuherkhepsef, a son of Ramesses III, and his nephew, Amenherkhepshef, a son of Ramesses VI.[2]


  1. ^ Grandet, Pierre (2000). "L'execution du chancelier Bay O.IFAO 1864". Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale. 100: 339–345. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ Dodson, Aidan; Hilton, Dylan (2004). The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. pp. 192–193. ISBN 0-500-05128-3.

Further reading[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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