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Valley of the Kings - KV47
tomb of Siptah - XIXth Dynasty

The tomb KV47 was discovered in 18 December 1905 by Edward R. Ayrton. From the finds recovered in the tomb, seems that KV47 received the burials of both Siptah and his mother, Queen Tia II. The bones found by H.Burton in the sarcophagus seems to have belonged to an intrusive burial of the III Intermediate Period. The mummy identified as that of Siptah by the XXIst dynasty necropolis priests was discovered in the Amenhotep II cache - KV35. Apart from the somewhat withered and shortened left leg, which was apparantly caused by poliomyelitis, the king's body had been much battered in the search for valuable amulets. The mummy's right arm had been reattached with splints at the time of the reburial.

A - stairs with ramp
B - entrance
(solar disc flanked by goddesses, images of Maat on reveals door)
C - first corridor
(king before Re-Horakhty; scenes from Litany of Re)
D - second corridor
(scenes from the Litany of Re; images of various deities)
E - third corridor
(scenes from the Amduat)
F - well room
G - first pillared hall
H, I - corridors
J - antechamber
K - corridor
L - side corridor, cutting abandoned after collision with KV32
M - burial chamber
N - sarcophagus of Siptah

Siptah before Re-Horakhty - Litany of Re in the first corridor.         Anubis - detail from the second corridor.

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