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Burial site of Thutmose IV
Thutmose receives life from, in turn, Osiris, Anubis, and Hathor (wall decoration in KV43)
KV43 is located in Egypt
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered 1903
Excavated by Howard Carter
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Tomb KV43 is the tomb of Pharaoh Thutmose IV in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. It has a dog-leg shape, typical of the layout of early 18th Dynasty tombs. KV43 was rediscovered in 1903 by Howard Carter (for Theodore M. Davis).[1]

Located high in the cliffs above the valley floor, it had been spared the extensive flood-water damage suffered by other tombs, and its wall decorations are consequently very well preserved. The pharaoh's outer stone sarcophagus is also still in place in the burial chamber.

Two of the pharaoh's children, Prince Amenemhat and Princess Tentamun were also buried here.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV43 taken from a 3d model
Tomb layout of KV43
A - Entrance
B - Corridor
C - Steps
D - Corridor
E - Well shaft
F - First pillared hall
G - Steep corridor
H - Steps
I - Antechamber
J - Burial chamber (containing sarcophagus)
Ja-Jd - Storerooms


  1. ^ Carter, Howard; Newberry, Percy E. (1904). The Tomb of Thoutmôsis IV. Westminster: Constable.  Repr. London: Duckworth, 2002. ISBN 0-7156-3120-9.

External links

  • Theban Mapping Project: KV43 - Includes detailed maps of the tomb.

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