KV 30 (Unknown)




General Site Information
Structure: KV 30
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Owner: Unknown
Other designations: 23 [Hay], 7 [Belzoni], Lord Belmore's Tomb
Site type: Tomb


KV 30 is located in the south branch of the southwest wadi. The tomb lies about 40 m (131 feet) north from KV 32. It consists of a shaft (A), a corridor (B) leading into a chamber (C), and four side chambers (Ca-d). The rock is of good quality, but is roughly cut. James Burton recorded a mason mark as "red characters in chamber of pit."

Noteworthy features

The unusual design of the tomb with its multiple side chambers is similar to KV 5 (but on a smaller scale), and also to KV 12 and KV 27.

Site History
No details are available about the history of the tomb. KV 30 or 31 could have been the original location of an Dynasty 18 quartz-sandstone anthropoid sarcophagus found by Belzoni in 1817 and donated to the British Museum by the Earl of Belmore.

This site was used during the following period(s):

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18

History of Exploration
Belzoni, Giovanni Battista (1817): Discovery (conducted for the Earl of Belmore)
Belzoni, Giovanni Battista (1817): Excavation (made for the Earl of Belmore)
Burton, James (1825): Mapping/planning
Loret, Victor (1898): Mapping/planning

 -  Site condition: The first part of the tomb is still filled with debris. The rock is in good condition, but poorly cut.















Printable Tomb Drawings


Axis in degrees: 261.55
Axis orientation: West

Site Location
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
Elevation: 186.69 msl
North: 99,389.758
East: 94,056.741
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Surveyed by TMP: Yes

Maximum height: 2.71 m
Mininum width: 0.93 m
Maximum width: 3.15 m
Total length: 42.06 m
Total area: 105.12 m²
Total volume: 210.58 m³

Additional Tomb Information
Entrance location: Hillside
Owner type: Unknown, probably non-royal
Entrance type: Shaft
Interior layout: Corridor and chambers
Axis type: Straight


Categories of Objects Recovered