Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2006

224 Pages | 90 half-tones, 90 line drawings

8 1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9789774249518

Bookseller Code (06)


A Preliminary Report on the Excavation of the Tomb of the Sons of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings, Revised Edition

Kent R. Weeks

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

The discovery in 1995 that a long-ignored doorway in the Valley of the Kings was actually the entrance to the largest tomb ever found in Egypt made headlines around the world. Called KV5, it contains over 150 corridors and chambers, and was used as a family mausoleum for several sons of the New Kingdom pharaoh, Ramesses II. The first edition of this preliminary report was the first comprehensive, technical publication on the work of the Theban Mapping Project in the tomb; it has now been revised and expanded to take account of the latest discoveries and analyses.


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