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Kv50

KV50
Burial site of Animals
KV50 is located in Egypt
KV50
Coordinates
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered January 1906
Excavated by Edward R. Ayrton
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Tomb KV50 is located in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. It contained the burial of a dog mummey and a mummified monkey,[1] and is probably associated with the 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 KV50 taken from a 3d model

References

  1. ^ http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/atlas/index_kv.asp?tombID=867
  2. ^ Egyptian Archeology (Egypt Exploration Society publication) No.37 p.26
  • Reeves, N & Wilkinson, R.H. The Complete Valley of the Kings, 1996, Thames and Hudson, London
  • Siliotti, A. Guide to the Valley of the Kings and to the Theban Necropolises and Temples, 1996, A.A. Gaddis, Cairo

External links

  • Theban Mapping Project:KV50 – Includes detailed maps of most of the tombs.
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