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Burial site of Amenemopet called Pairy
KV48 is located in Egypt
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovered January 1906
Excavated by Edward R. Ayrton
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Tomb KV48, is located in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. It contained the burial of the noble Amenemopet called Pairy.

The tomb lay near KV35, the tomb of Amenhotep II, and was entered by a shaft that leads to a small chamber containing a destroyed burial of the eighteenth dynasty. The floor was covered in limestone chips and broken objects which included a mud seal from a papyrus and shattered coffin fragments.

The unwrapped and broken mummy of the owner of the tomb was found with three inscribed mud bricks and a number of ushabti giving the name of the tomb owner as Amenemopet.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of KV48 taken from a 3d model

External links

  • Theban Mapping Project: KV48 - Includes detailed maps of most of the tombs.

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