KV 53 (Unknown)
General Site Information
Structure: KV 53
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
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.
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):
Ayrton, Edward Russell (1905-1906): Discovery (made for Theodore M.
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
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