KV 53 (Unknown)



General Site Information
Structure: KV 53
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Owner: Unknown
Other designations:
Site type: Tomb


KV 53 is located in the southwest wadi. According to the records made in the early twentieth century, the tomb consists of a shallow shaft entryway (A) followed by a single chamber (B). The tomb is undecorated.

Site History
KV 53 was robbed in antiquity. It is inaccessible at present. The tomb has never been accurately planned. The only significant object found in the tomb was an ostracon bearing the inscription "Hori, chief scribe in the Place of Truth."

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

New Kingdom

History of Exploration
Ayrton, Edward Russell (1905-1906): Discovery (made for Theodore M. Davis)
Ayrton, Edward Russell (1905-1906): Excavation (conducted for Theodore M. Davis)

 -  Site condition: The tomb is inaccessible and filled with debris.















Printable Tomb Drawings


Axis in degrees: 270
Axis orientation: West

Site Location
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt

Maximum height: 1.88 m
Minimum width: 1.11 m
Maximum width: 5.17 m
Total length: 8.44 m
Total area: 36.56 m²
Total volume: 65.47 m³

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

Categories of Objects Recovered
Written documents