Coordinates: 25°44′23.6″N 32°36′0.5″E / 25.739889°N 32.600139°E / 25.739889; 32.600139
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Burial site of Amenhotep II
Burial chamber with scenes from the Amduat
KV35 is located in Egypt
Coordinates25°44′23.6″N 32°36′0.5″E / 25.739889°N 32.600139°E / 25.739889; 32.600139
LocationEast Valley of the Kings
DiscoveredMarch 9, 1898
Excavated byVictor Loret
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Tomb KV35 is the tomb of Pharaoh Amenhotep II located in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. Later, it was used as a cache for other royal mummies. It was discovered by Victor Loret in March 1898.

Layout and history[edit]

The last part of the burial chamber, the so-called crypt, is built with a lower floor housing the cartouche-shaped royal sarcophagus made of quartzite

It has a dog's leg shape, typical of the layout of early Eighteenth Dynasty tombs, but several features make this tomb unusual. The burial chamber is rectangular and divided into upper and lower pillared sections, with the lower part holding the sarcophagus of the king. This style of burial chamber became standard for royal burials in the later New Kingdom.

Later the tomb was used as a mummy cache. Mummies belonging to the following individuals were relocated here during the Third Intermediate Period and were identified by inscriptions on their burial wrappings:[1][2]

  • Amenhotep II (the original tomb owner found in his original sarcophagus)

Side Chamber:

Most of the mummies discovered in KV35, including all mummies identified as monarchs or consorts, are on display at the Royal Mummies Gallery of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo, having been moved there in 2021 in the Pharaohs' Golden Parade.[4]


  1. ^ Theban Mapping Project – Site History
  2. ^ www.narmer.pl – Valley of the Kings – KV35.
  3. ^ CBC News: Blockbuster Science – More 'Daddy' than 'Mummy'? Archived May 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Egypt mummies pass through Cairo in ancient rulers' parade". BBC. Retrieved 5 April 2021.

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