KV14

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KV14
Burial site of Tawosret / Setnakhte
KV14 Tomb of Tausert and Setnakht DSCF3116.jpg
KV14 is located in Egypt
KV14
KV14
Coordinates25°44′19.9″N 32°35′59.1″E / 25.738861°N 32.599750°E / 25.738861; 32.599750Coordinates: 25°44′19.9″N 32°35′59.1″E / 25.738861°N 32.599750°E / 25.738861; 32.599750
LocationEast Valley of the Kings
DiscoveredOpen in antiquity
Excavated byHartwig Altenmüller (1983-1987)
DecorationBook of the Dead
LayoutStraight axis
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Tomb KV14 is a joint tomb, used originally by Twosret and then reused and extended by Setnakhte. It has been open since antiquity, but was not properly recorded until Hartwig Altenmüller excavated it from 1983 to 1987.

Located in the main body of the Valley of the Kings, it has two burial chambers, the later extensions making the tomb one of the largest of the Royal Tombs, at over 112 metres.

The original decoration showing the female Twosret was replaced with those of the male Setnakhte.

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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