Valley of the Kings - KV35 tomb of Amenhotep II - XVIIIth
tomb discovered 9 March1898by
Victor Loret. The sequence of corridors, stairways
and chambers is essentially the same as KV34, a room is added at the
base of the well shaft; a corridor now separates the stair from the
first pillared hall and the new, rectangular burial chamber with six
pillars and a lower part usually referred to as the crypt, because of
the siting here of the royal sarcophagus.
The walls in burial chamber decorated with frieze
and scenes from the Amduat; pillars with king before Osiris, Anubis and
Hathor, gold stars on blue ceiling. In
the first of the side rooms located to the right of the burial
chamber (Jc), Loret encountered three stripped corpses without
coffins. The second side chamber, (Jb) - partially blocked with
stones which had originally been employed in Year 13, probably of
Smendes, to close off the entrance to the burial chamber - held a
further nine bodies, the greatest pharaos of XVIII & XIX Dynasties.
A - entrance steps
B - 1st descending corridor
C - shaft with the steps
D - 2nd descending corridor
E - well shaft(undecorated) Ea - side chamber on the bottom of shaft(undecorated) F - 2-pillared hall
(antechamber) (undecorated) G - descending corridor J - 6-pillared burial chamber(walls decorated with scenes from
Amduat, pillars with king before Osiris, Anubis and Hathor, gold
stars on blue ceiling)
Ja - Jd - four side chambers
in a wooden boat in the antechamber (F).
61069 - mummy
of Queen Tiji,
called 'Elder Lady' untill recently. Length of mummy
- 145,5 cm. Found in northern side chamber
61071 - mummy of unknown
young boy, age 9-11 years. Probably prince Websenu - son of
Amenhotep II, or prince Tuthmosis
- the eldest son of Amenhotep III, brother of Akhenaten.
Length of mummy - 124,2 cm. Found in northern side chamber
61072 - Younger Lady -
mummy of unknown
name young, 25-35 years woman. Daughter of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiji,
sister of Akhenaten and mother of Tutankhamun. Maybe Kija. Length of mummy -
158,0 cm. Found in northern side chamber
61070 - mummy of Amenhotep II and sarcophagus. Length of mummy - 167,3 cm. Found in burial
61073 - mummy of
. He had originally been buried in KV43. Length of mummy - 171,0 cm. Found in western side chamber
61074 - mummy of Amenhotep III
in a coffin inscribed for Ramesses III, covered with a lid inscribed
for Seti II. Length of mummy - 156,1 cm. The mummification
techniques are not those used in the mid 18th dynasty, but rather
are more similar to those used in the 21th dynasty. Dockets on the
shroud do identify the mummy as being Amenhotep III however.
Amenhotep had originally been buried in WV22. Found in western
61081 - mummy
of Seti II. Length
of mummy - 164,0 cm. He may have originally been buried in either
KV14 or KV15. Found in western side chamber
61079 - mummy
in the lower part of a coffin inscribed for Sethnakht.
Merenptah was a corpulent old man in poor health at the time of his
death. Merenptah had originally been buried in KV8. Length
of mummy - 171,4 cm. Found in western side chamber (Jb).
61080 - mummy
of Siptah. This king
had a clubbed left foot, and the suggested cause varies from polio
to cerebral palsy. Siptah died at a young age, and was originally
buried in KV47. Length of mummy -
163,8 cm. Found in western side chamber (Jb).
61084 - mummy of
Ramesses IV. He was approximately 50 years old when he
died. Length of mummy - 160,4 cm. Found in western
61085 - mummy of
Ramesses V. Length of mummy - 172,6 cm. Found in western
61086 - mummy
of Ramesses VI. Found in western
side chamber (Jb).
of unknown woman D in
upturned lid of a coffin inscribed for Setnakht ( maybe queen
). Found in western side chamber (Jb).
two skulls, probably
owners: prince Webseni, son of Amenhotep II or queen
Hatszepsut-Merytre, mother of Amenhotep II.