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Tomb of Ramses XI

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 Ramses XI 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 Ramses XI.

Ancient Egyptian Tombs - Tomb of Ramses XI excavated by John Romer
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 Ramses XI 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 John Romer, to make further excavations in the Valley of the Kings, hoping to find undiscovered tombs, complete with fabulous treasures.

Tomb of Ramses XI
Location of the Burial Site
 Valley of the Kings
Number
 KV4
Name of Occupant
 Tomb of Ramses XI (1102 BC 1069 BC)
Period / Kingdom
 New Kingdom
Date of Period / Kingdom
 1570 BC - 1070 BC
Dynasty
 20th - Twentieth Egyptian Dynasty
Date of Discovery
 Antiquity - Re-excavated 1979
Name of Egyptologist
 Re-excavated by John Romer
Nationality of John Romer
 British
Date of Birth - John Romer
 1941

Additional facts and information about the Tomb of Ramses XI & John Romer

Ramses XI (1102 BC 1069 BC) was the last Pharaoh of the 20th Dynasty and this tomb is believed to be the last one built in the Valley of the Kings. Although built for Ramses XI there is no evidence that this King was actually buried here.

Egyptologist John Romer is also an artist, author and TV presenter.

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 Ramses XI
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