KV 58 (Unknown)
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General Site Information
Structure: KV 58
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Owner: Unknown
Other designations: Chariot Tomb
Site type: Tomb

Description: KV 58, located in the main wadi, consists of an entryway shaft (A) and a small, undecorated chamber (B) cut into the steep base of a hill near the floor of the branch wadi running up to KV 35. Most of the finds lay two meters down the shaft and in the chamber. Among these were a large amount of gold foil, knobs, and an uninscribed calcite shabti.

Noteworthy features: The tomb contained gold foil, which probably belonged to a chariot harness, bearing the names of Tutankhamen and Ay.
Axis in degrees: 341.60
Axis orientation: North
Site Location
Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Measurements
Maximum height: 2.36 m
Mininum width: 1.49 m
Maximum width: 4.05 m
Total length: 7.04 m
Total area: 23.67 m²
Total volume: 48.86 m³
Additional Tomb Information
Entrance location: Base of sloping hill
Owner type: Cache
Entrance type: Shaft
Interior layout: Chamber
Axis type: Straight
Categories of Objects Recovered
Accessories
Furniture
Tomb equipment
Transport
Site History
This tomb is of an uncertain date although some have thought it was associated as a dependency of KV 57. It appears to have been used as a secondary cache for burial equipment belonging to Ay, which perhaps was originally placed in KV 23. Some have theorized that this material was placed here in association with a possible reburial of Ay in nearby KV 57. Another theory is that it represents an abandoned robber's hoard of material taken from KV 23.

Dating:
This site was used during the following period(s):
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18

History of Exploration
Jones, Ernest Harold (1909): Discovery (made for Theodore M. Davis, who mistakenly credited Edward Russell Ayrton with the discovery in 1907)
Jones, Ernest Harold (1909): Excavation
Conservation
Site condition: Entryway A is filled with rubble, blocking access to chamber B.
 

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