KV 37 (Unknown)




General Site Information
Structure: KV 37
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Owner: Unknown
Other designations:
Site type: Tomb


KV 37 is located in the south branch off the southwest wadi, below KV 34. It consists of an entrance (A), leading to the burial chamber J, through a single corridor (B). The tomb is undecorated and partly excavated.

Noteworthy features

The tomb was probably used as a storeroom by robbers.

Site History
The pottery shows that KV 37 was originally used for a burial, and its plan and location suggest it was for royalty. Because of the diversity of objects found, Elizabeth Thomas believed that the tomb was later used as a storeroom by robbers.

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

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (probably the reign of Thutmes III)

History of Exploration
Burton, James (1825): Visit
Lefébure, Eugène (1889): Mapping/planning
Loret, Victor (1899): Discovery (made for the Service des Antiquités)
Loret, Victor (1899): Excavation (conducted for the Service des Antiquités)

 -  Site condition: The tomb is only partly excavated.





















Printable Tomb Drawings


Axis in degrees: 173.40
Axis orientation: South

Site Location
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
Elevation: 187.95 msl
North: 99,367.276
East: 94,093.308
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Surveyed by TMP: Yes

Maximum height: 1.96 m
Minimum width: 1.12 m
Maximum width: 4.05 m
Total length: 18.39 m
Total area: 38.04 m²
Total volume: 61.38 m³

Additional Tomb Information
Entrance location: Base of sheer cliff
Entrance type: Staircase
Interior layout: Corridor and chamber
Axis type: Straight

Categories of Objects Recovered
Human remains
Written documents