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Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I

Full details of Ancient Egyptian Religion, Death Rituals, Embalmers and Mummification can be found via the sitemap, in the Section called Egyptian Mummies. The following table lists details of the Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I including its reference number, the date the burial place was discovered and the name and details of the Egyptologist who discovered or excavated the Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I .

Ancient Egyptian Tombs - Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I excavated by Howard Carter
The Valley of the Kings is a necropolis. A necropolis is defined as a large cemetery or burial place near the site of a center of an ancient civilization.

The Valley of the Kings, where the Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I was found, is located near the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (now modern-day Luxor). There are 63 tombs which have been discovered in the Valley of the Kings belonging to the Pharaohs and leading dignitaries. Many of the tombs were discovered by the Egyptian tomb robbers of antiquity but during the 19th and 20th centuries renewed interest in Egyptology led European Egyptologists, such as Howard Carter, to make further excavations in the Valley of the Kings, hoping to find undiscovered tombs, complete with fabulous treasures.

Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I
Location of the Burial Site
 Valley of the Kings
Number
 KV20
Name of Occupant
 Tomb of Queen Hatshepsut (1472 -1457) and her father Thutmose I (1504 -1492)
Period / Kingdom
 New Kingdom
Date of Period / Kingdom
 1570 BC - 1070 BC
Dynasty
 18th - Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty
Date of Discovery
 Antiquity
Name of Egyptologist
 The tomb was documented by Belzoni but re-excavated by Howard Carter
Nationality of Howard Carter
 British
Lifespan of Howard Carter
 1874 - 1939

Additional facts and information about the Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I & Howard Carter

Tomb KV20 was built on the base of a sheer cliff and is known as the final burial place of Queen Hatshepsut and her father Thutmose I although it is believed that their mummies had been transferred from other tombs - Thutmose I to KV38.

The mummy of Queen Hatshepsut was finally identified in June 2007 when a tooth, kept at a temple in a box bearing the name of the female pharaoh, was confirmed as belonging to Hatshepsut. The tooth was found to be the exact match for a gap in the upper jaw of a previously unidentified mummy. The mummy, now identified as the remains of Hatshepsut, is now displayed in the Cairo Museum.

The Egyptologist Howard Carter is world famous for his discovery of the fabulous tomb of Tutankhamun. Carter began his career began by copying inscriptions and paintings in Egypt. He originally worked for the Egyptian Antiquities Service but then was sponsored by Lord Carnarvon to excavate sites in the Valley of the Kings.

Ancient Egyptian Tomb numbering system
All tombs are and numbered and the legends KV, QV, WV & TT  indicate their location as follows:

  • KV (e.g. KV no.35) refers to the King Valley
  • QV (e.g. QV no.66) refers to the burial of Nerfertari in the Queen Valley
  • WV (e.g. WV no.23) refers to the burial of the Pharaoh Ay in the Western Valley
  • TT (e.g. TT no.55) refers to the burial of Ramose designated to the category of Theban Tomb
    • There are at least 415 catalogued tombs, designated TT for Theban Tomb which are burial places of nobles and important court officials

Tomb of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I
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