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Tomb of Ramesses VI Tomb of Ramesses VI
Photo by Raymon Kondos
© 2009 Your Egypt

Construction of this tomb began by Ramesses V and completed by his brother-successor Ramesses VI who usurped, enlarged and used it as his burial place. It is not known though whether he buried his predecessor in the same tomb or not. The tomb to as far as the shaft is the original structure of Ramesses V while the rest is the work of his successor, Ramesses VI.

The entrance of the tomb leads into four successive corridors then the shaft followed by a four-pillared hall that has a stairway descending to two more corridors.

At the end is the antechamberWhat does it mean? then the burial chamber that has four columns and a big nicheWhat does it mean? cut in the wall. Both mummies of Ramesses V and Ramesses VI -who cut this tomb- were found in the Amenhotep II's royal cache tomb.

Like other tombs, texts excerpted from the Book of the DeadWhat does it mean? are painted across the chamber walls and corridors of this tomb. The burial chamber has paintings of text taken from the Book of Earth and Ramesses V is depicted here with different deities. The ceiling has astronomical paintings.
The corridors bear graffiti written by early Roman and Coptic tourists. The tomb is in well-preserved condition.

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