|Structure: KV 54
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Owner: Tutankhamen cache
Site type: Tomb
Description: This cache is located in the southeast wadi. KV 54 is a small pit, perhaps an unfinished shaft cutting, that was reused after the reign of Tutankhamen as a storeroom for his funerary equipment.
Noteworthy features: This tomb is unique in that it was a cache containing embalming material and elements of a funerary meal.
Axis in degrees: 241.69
Axis orientation: Southwest
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
Elevation: 185.886 msl
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Surveyed by TMP: Yes
Mininum width: 1.17 m
Maximum width: 1.17 m
Total length: 1.69 m
Total area: 2 m²
Entrance location: Hillside
Owner type: Cache
Entrance type: Shaft
Interior layout: Shaft
Scarabs and seals
Soon after the burial of King Tutankhamen, his tomb (KV 62) was robbed at least twice. After it was first robbed, objects found in the entrance corridor were removed and reburied in KV 54. The entrance of KV 62 was then filled up with limestone chippings and resealed.
This site was used during the following period(s):
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Tutankhamen
Ayrton, Edward Russell (1907): Discovery (made for Theodore M. Davis)
Ayrton, Edward Russell (1907-1908): Excavation (conducted for Theodore M. Davis)
MISR Project: Mission Siptah-Ramses X (1999-2000): Excavation
Site condition: The shaft has been re-excavated recently by the MISR Project.
Printable Tomb Drawings
Launch this site in the KV Atlas