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Tomb of Amenhotep III

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 Amenhotep III 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 Amenhotep III.

Ancient Egyptian Tombs - Tomb of Amenhotep III 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 Amenhotep III 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 Amenhotep III

Location of the Burial Site
 Valley of the Kings
Name of Occupant
 Tomb of Amenhotep III (1525 -1504 aka Amenophis)
Period / Kingdom
 New Kingdom
Date of Period / Kingdom
 1570 BC - 1070 BC
 18th - Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty
Date of Discovery
Name of Egyptologist
 Re-excavated by Howard Carter in 1915
Nationality of Howard Carter
Lifespan of Howard Carter
 1874 - 1939
Additional facts and information about the Tomb of Amenhotep III & Howard Carter

The Tomb of Amenhotep III is the oldest tomb in the Valley of the Kings and consists of corridors and chambers and accessed via a staircase. During the nineteenth century unknown collectors of antiquities removed several paintings from the walls and pillars of this tomb, some of which are now in the Louvre in Paris.

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 Amenhotep III
Each section on the subject of Egyptian Tombs addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pharaohs and of Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of the Tomb of Amenhotep III discovered by Howard Carter.

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