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Burial site of animals
KV51 is located in Egypt
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered January 1906
Excavated by Edward R. Ayrton
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Tomb KV51 is located in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. It contained the burials of three monkeys, one baboon, one ibis and three ducks,[1] and is probably associated with nearby tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35).

Recent (winter 2009/10) excavations in this area[2] by an SCA team attempting to relocate tombs KV50, KV51, KV52 and KV 53 revealed 18th Dyn blue painted pottery, tools and hieratic and figured ostraca which included :

  • a sketch of a seated queen presenting an offering
  • depictions of sexual scenes with woman and animals
  • cartouches of Rameses II.
Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV51 taken from a 3d model


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  2. ^ Egyptian Archeology (Egypt Exploration Society publication) No.37 p.26

External links

  • Theban Mapping Project: KV51 – Includes detailed maps of most of the tombs.

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