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Burial site of Bay – later Amenherkhepshef and Mentuherkhepsef
KV13 is located in Egypt
Coordinates 25°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
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered Open in antiquity
Excavated by Hartwig Altenmüller
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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 Amenherkhepshef and Mentuherkhepsef of the Twentieth Dynasty.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV13 taken from a 3d model


  1. ^ Pierre Grandet, "L'execution du chancelier Bay O.IFAO 1864", BIFAO 100(2000), pp.339-345
  • 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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