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KV56 or Gold Tomb
Burial site of Unknown
KV56 Seti II gold earrings.jpg
Gold earrings from KV56
KV56 or Gold Tomb is located in Egypt
KV56 or Gold Tomb
KV56 or Gold Tomb
Coordinates25°44′24.2″N 32°36′03.9″E / 25.740056°N 32.601083°E / 25.740056; 32.601083Coordinates: 25°44′24.2″N 32°36′03.9″E / 25.740056°N 32.601083°E / 25.740056; 32.601083
LocationEast Valley of the Kings
DiscoveredJanuary 1908
Excavated byEdward R. Ayrton
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Tomb KV56, located in the Valley of the Kings, is known as the Gold Tomb, and was discovered by Edward R. Ayrton in January, 1908. It contained what is thought to be the intact burial of a royal child from the late Nineteenth Dynasty. The burial and casket have disintegrated and the form was covered with a 1 cm thick layer of gold leaf and stucco around the original location. Also found were a pair of small silver gloves and a pair of silver bracelets with the names of Seti II and Twosret inscribed, and a set of golden earrings also marked with the name of Seti II.[1] The original occupant of this tomb is unknown.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV56 taken from a 3d model


  • 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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