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Valley of the Kings - KV9
tomb of Ramesses V and Ramesses VI - XXth Dynasty

This tomb was known to the Romans  as the tomb of Memnon and to the Napoleonic  Expedition as 'La Tombe de la Metampsychose'. The burial chamber is not completely finished, evident also in the lack of any subsidiary rooms except for the abbreviated extension beyond the sarcophagus hall. No sarcophagi are known for Ramesses V; any prepared had possibly been usurped by his successor. Other finds brought to light by Edwin Brock in 1985 included pottery, fragments of wood and calcite ushabtis - and a coin of the Roman emperior Maximian. The mummies of both Ramesses V and Ramesses VI were discovered in the KV35 cache in 1898. The mummy of Ramesses V lay in the base of the white-painted wooden coffin and that of Ramesses VI in a replacement coffin originally belonging to a high priest of Menkheperre time.


Ramzes VI
 

A - entrance (solar disc adored by goddesses)
B - first corridor
(king before Re-Horakhty and Osiris; scenes from the Book of Gates and the Book of Caverns)
C - second corridor
(scenes from the Book of Gates and the Book of Caverns)
D - third corridor
(scenes from the Book of Gates, the Book of Caverns and the Books of the Heavens)
E - well chamber
(scenes from the Book of Gates, the Book of Caverns and the Books of the Heavens)
F - pillared room
(scenes from the Book of Gates, the Book of Caverns and the Books of the Heavens)
G - fourth corridor
(scenes from the Amduat; images from the Books of the Heavens on ceiling)
H - fifth corridor
(scenes from the Amduat; images from the Books of the Heavens on ceiling)
I - antechamber
(king before deities; scenes from the Book of the Dead)
J - burial chamber
(scenes from the Book of the Earth; astronomical ceiling with Nut and scenes from the Books of the Heavens)
K - rear room

 

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