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Burial site of unknown
Location West Valley of the Kings
Discovered 1817
Excavated by Giovanni Battista Belzoni
Decoration Amduat, Book of the Dead,
Fishing and fowling scenes
Layout Straight
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Tomb WV25 in the West Valley of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, is clearly the beginnings of a Royal Tomb, but was never finished or decorated. It is thought to be the start of Akhenaten's Theban Tomb.

It was discovered by Giovanni Battista Belzoni in 1817. Belzoni found two sets of four third intermediate coffins containing mummies, one coffin was covered in a pall.

Isometric, plan and elevation images of WV25 taken from a 3d model


  • 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
  • Belzoni, Giovanni Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries in Egypt and Nubia;...John Murray, London

External links

  • Theban Mapping Project: WV25 - Includes detailed maps of most of the tombs.

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