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Burial site of animals
KV51 is located in Egypt
Coordinates 25°44′23.2″N 32°36′1.3″E / 25.739778°N 32.600361°E / 25.739778; 32.600361Coordinates: 25°44′23.2″N 32°36′1.3″E / 25.739778°N 32.600361°E / 25.739778; 32.600361
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered January 1906
Excavated by Edward R. Ayrton
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Tomb KV51 is located in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. It contained the burials of three monkeys, one baboon, one ibis and three ducks,[1] and is probably associated with nearby tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35).

Recent (winter 2009/10) excavations in this area[2] by an SCA team attempting to relocate tombs KV50, KV51, KV52 and KV 53 revealed 18th Dyn blue painted pottery, tools and hieratic and figured ostraca which included :

  • a sketch of a seated queen presenting an offering
  • depictions of sexual scenes with woman and animals
  • cartouches of Rameses II.
Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV51 taken from a 3d model


  1. ^ http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/atlas/index_kv.asp?tombID=867
  2. ^ Egyptian Archeology (Egypt Exploration Society publication) No.37 p.26

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