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KV-63 ~ Newly Discovered Tomb

Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings - Luxor
Valley of the Kings - Luxor
Tomb of Tutankhamun
Tomb of Tutankhamun
Valley of the Kings - Luxor
Valley of the Kings - Luxor
Valley of the Kings, Egypt
Valley of the Kings, Egypt
KV-63 ~ Newly Discovered Tomb


KV-63 is located in the Valley of the Kings approximately 14.5 meters from the south edge of KV-62, the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

Dr. Zahi Hawass officially pronounced the newly discovered tomb, KV-63 on 10 Febru

ary 2006. However, the initial shaft was discovered a few days before the end of 2005 excavation season.

KV-63 is the first tomb to be discovered in the Valley of the Kings since 1922.
it is now believed to have been a storage chamber for the mummification process.

The chamber contained seven wooden coffins and many large storage jars. All coffins have now been opened, and were found to contain only mummification materials, with the jars also containing mummification supplies including salts, linens, and deliberately broken pottery.

Some clay seal impressions contain text, such as the partial word 'pa-aten,' part of the name used by Tutankhamun's wife, Ankhesenamun. This inscription, the architectural style of the chamber, and the form of the coffins and jars all point to an Eighteenth Dynasty date, roughly contemporary with Tutankhamun, whose tomb is nearby.

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