KV 49 (Unknown)
General Site Information
Structure: KV 49
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Site type: Tomb
KV 49 is located in the west branch off
the southwest wadi. An entrance stairway (A) leads down to a gate
(B) leading into a long, sloping corridor (B). This opens into a
large, rectangular chamber (C). An unfinished descent (C) in this
chamber indicates that the cutting of the tomb was never completed.
The tomb was left undecorated.
Gate C shows evidence of having been blocked, perhaps indicating
that the tomb was used as a burial place. Two graffitti written over
gate B show that the tomb was accessible in the late New Kingdom.
The texts deal with the provisioning of a burial and indicate that
the tomb was used in the later New Kingdom to store rags.
This site was used during the following period(s):
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
History of Exploration
Ayrton, Edward Russell (1906): Discovery (made for Theodore M.
Ayrton, Edward Russell (1906): Excavation (conducted for Theodore M.
- Conservation history: A rubble and cement wall has
been constructed around the entrance by the Supreme Council of
Antiquities to divert flood water.
Printable Tomb Drawings
Axis in degrees: 240.33
Axis orientation: Southwest
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
Elevation: 179.66 msl
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Surveyed by TMP: Yes
Maximum height: 2.24 m
Minimum width: 1 m
Maximum width: 3.5 m
Total length: 24.14 m
Total area: 46.61 m²
Total volume: 69.72 m³
Additional Tomb Information
Entrance location: Hillside
Owner type: Unknown, probably non-royal
Entrance type: Staircase
Interior layout: Corridors and chamber
Axis type: Straight
Categories of Objects Recovered
Carpenters' and sculptors' tools