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Valley of the Kings - KV14
tomb of Taweseret & Setnakht - XIXth Dynasty

Building of the tomb was started in year 2 of Seti II rule. It became burial place of Taweseret, also mummy of pharaoh Seti II was moved there from KV15 tomb. After the tomb had been adopted by Setnakht, mummy of Seti II returned to its previous tomb. Mummy of the queen Taweseret got to the KV35 tomb-cache at the time of the general replacement of royal mummies. The tomb has lain open since antiquity. In completing the tomb Setnakht excavated one of the largest tombs (over 112 m) in the valley. The sarcophagus of Setnakht was smashed in antiquity. The lid is closely similiar to that of Siptah, with the figure of the king flanked to left and right by images of Isis and Nephtys. Mummy of king was found among the royal mummies in tomb-cache KV35.
 

    

 

A - entrance
B - first corridor (images of Taweseret before deities; some images usurped to show king before deities)
C - second corridor (scenes from the Book of the Dead)
D - third corridor (scenes from the Book of the Dead)
E - well room (images of various deities)
F - first hall (scenes from the Book of the Dead)
G - ramp
H - fourth corridor
I - side chamber

J - antechamber (images of various deities)
K - ramp
L - burial chamber of Taweseret
(scenes from the Book of Gates  and the Book of Caverns; astronomical ceiling)
M - four side-corner chambers
N, O -  side chambers
P -fifth corridor
(scenes from the Amduat)
Q - sixth corridor
(scenes from the Amduat)
R - burial chamber of Setnakht
(scenes from the Book of Gates; astronomical ceiling)
S - sarcophagus of Setnakht
T - four side-corber chambers
T - final corridor



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