tomb was discovered
before 1799. It turns and twists for more than 213 m beyond its
entrance, with its burial chamber lying some 97 m beneath the surface. The
corridors soon curve from the original axis towards the bay of Deir el-Bahari.
The large antechamber is also similiar in profile to that of KV38 but as
considered above, was most probably intended originally as the burial chamber.
The body of Tuthmosis I
was evidently removed from KV20 by Tuthmosis III for reburial within a
newly-quarried tomb nearby - KV38. Hatshepsut, together with her father's
discarded sarcophagus, seems to have remained within KV20 until the turn of the
millennium. The present whereabouts of her mummy are not known - unless founding
mummy in KV60 - tomb of Hatshepsut's
wet nurse, Sitre.
sarcophagus of Hatshepsut
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A - entrance
B - steps cut on the left side of corridor
C - first chamber
D - slots for beams E -
burial chamber (undecorated but
contained 15 limestone slabs inscribed with scenes from Amduat)
G - storerooms
H - sarcophagus initially of Hatshepsut but reinscribed for Tuthmosis I
I - sarcophagus of Hatshepshut