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Burial site of Siptah
KV47 is located in Egypt
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered 18 December 1905
Excavated by Edward R. Ayrton (1905–1907)
Harry Burton (1912–1913)
Howard Carter (1922)
MISR Project: Mission Siptah-Ramses X (1999–current)
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Tomb KV47, located in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, was used for the burial of Pharaoh Siptah of the Nineteenth Dynasty, though Siptah's mummy was found in KV35. KV47 was discovered on December 18, 1905 by Edward R. Ayrton. Theodore M. Davis, Ayrton's sponsor, published an account of the site's discovery and excavation in 1908.

Ayrton stopped his excavation in 1907 due to safety fears, and Harry Burton returned in 1912 to dig further.

The cutting of Chamber J1 was halted after the workmen cut into Side Chamber Ja of the tomb of Tia'a, KV32. The workmen were forced to abandon the chamber and create a second burial chamber, Chamber J2

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV47 taken from a 3d model
Image of the breakthrough into KV32 from KV47 taken from 3d models

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  • Davis, Theodore M. The Tomb of Siphtah: With the Tomb of Queen Tîyi. London: Duckworth Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-7156-3073-3

External links

  • Theban Mapping Project: KV47 - Includes detailed maps of most of the tombs.

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