|Structure: KV 28
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Site type: Tomb
Description: KV 28 is located in the southeast branch of the main wadi. The tomb consists only of a shaft leading to a small, rectangular chamber (B) with an unexcavated gate in its rear wall. The tomb is undecorated.
Noteworthy features: There is an unexcavated gate and perhaps a chamber beyond it off chamber B.
Axis in degrees: 265.71
Axis orientation: Southwest
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
Elevation: 176.805 msl
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Maximum height: 2.39 m
Mininum width: 0.64 m
Maximum width: 6.23 m
Total length: 8.19 m
Total area: 28.88 m²
Total volume: 55.09 m³
Entrance location: Hillside
Owner type: Unknown, probably non-royal
Entrance type: Shaft
Interior layout: Chamber
Axis type: Bent
According to Ryan, there is evidence of at least two burials in KV 28. Potsherds from the tomb suggest that it was cut in the reign of Thutmes IV. It may have belonged to a high official of his reign.
This site was used during the following period(s):
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Wilkinson, John Gardner (1825-1835): Mapping/planning
Ryan, Donald P. (1990): Excavation
Conservation history: A rubble and cement wall has been constructed around the entry to divert flood water.
Site condition: The tomb has been excavated by Donald Ryan of Pacific Lutheran University and is in good condition.
Printable Tomb Drawings
Launch this site in the KV Atlas