Name = KV35
Location = East Valley of the Kings
Date = March 9
Tomb KV35 in the
Valley of the Kings( Luxor, Egypt) is the tomb of Amenhotep II.It was discovered by Victor Loretin March 1898.
It has a dog-leg shape, typical of the layout of early Eighteenth Dynasty tombs, but several features make this tomb stand out. The burial chamber is a rectangular shape and divided into upper and lower pillared sections, with the lower part holding the sarcophagus of the king. This style of burial chamber became 'standard' for royal burials in the later
Later the tomb was used as a
mummycache. Mummies belonging to the following individuals were relocated here during the Third Intermediate Periodand were identified by inscriptions on their burial wrappings: [ [http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/sites/browse_tomb_849.html Theban Mapping Project] - Site History] [ [http://www.narmer.pl/kv/kv35en.htm www.narmer.pl] - Valley of the Kings - KV35]
Amenhotep II(the original tomb owner found in his original sarcophagus)
*An anonymous female called the "Elder Woman" who has been identified by some as
Tiye, the wife of Amenhotep II
*A prince, identified by some as
Webensenuson of Amenhotep IIwhose canopic jarswere found in the tomb or Thutmose IV, elder son of Amenhotep IIIand Tiye)
*A "Younger Lady" (In June 2003, British Egyptologist
Joann Fletchercontroversially claimed that this could be Nefertiti, wife of the "heretic pharaoh" Akhenaten. However DNAseems to now show it is actually the body of a man. Debate continues.) [ [http://www.cbc.ca/disclosure/archives/040113_nef/test.html CBC News: Blockbuster Science - More 'Daddy' than 'Mummy'?] Dead link|url=http://www.cbc.ca/disclosure/archives/040113_nef/test.html|date=May 2008]
*A "unknown woman D" in an upturned lid of a coffin inscribed for
Setnakhte(maybe queen Tawosret).
* [http://anubis4_2000.tripod.com/mummypages1/introduction.htm William Max Miller's Theban Royal Mummy Project]
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