KV44

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KV44
Burial site of unknown
KV44 is located in Egypt
KV44
KV44
Coordinates 25°44′24.5″N 32°36′10.8″E / 25.740139°N 32.603000°E / 25.740139; 32.603000Coordinates: 25°44′24.5″N 32°36′10.8″E / 25.740139°N 32.603000°E / 25.740139; 32.603000
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered 26 January 1901
Excavated by Howard Carter
Donald P. Ryan
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KV44 is one of 65 numbered tombs in the Valley of the Kings. It was discovered and excavated by Howard Carter in 1901 and was re-examined in the 1990s by Donald P. Ryan . It consists of a single chamber accessed by a shaft. When discovered the tomb was blocked and inside were discovered three mummies in wooden coffins, these belonged to Tentkerer, a lady of the house of Osorkon I, Heiufaa, and an unnamed songstress of Amun. These burials, belonging to the Twenty-second dynasty, are evidently secondary burials since they were placed on rubbish filling about one fifth of the tomb. In this rubble the remains of seven earlier mummies were found, without coffins or funerary equipment. Several bee nests on the ceiling indicate that the tomb had lain open for some time in antiquity. The original cutting of the tomb is dated to the Eighteenth dynasty. Nothing is known of the original occupants of KV44 but it has been suggested that this was a tomb for Anen.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV44 taken from a 3d model

References[edit]

  • Carter, Howard: Report on Tomb-Pit Opened on the 26th January 1901, in the Valley of the Kings Between no. 4 and no. 8. In: ASAE 2 (1901), p. 144-145

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