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Tomb of Ramses VI

Tomb of Ramses VI
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 VI 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 VI.

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

Tomb of Ramses VI
Location of the Burial Site
 Valley of the Kings
Name of Occupant
 Tomb of Ramses VI (1141 BC 1133 BC)
Period / Kingdom
 New Kingdom
Date of Period / Kingdom
 1570 BC - 1070 BC
 20th - Twentieth Egyptian Dynasty
Date of Discovery
Name of Egyptologist
 Re-excavated by Georges Daressy in 1888
Nationality of Georges Daressy
Lifespan of Georges Daressy
 1864 - 1934

Additional facts and information about the Tomb of Ramses VI & Georges Daressy

This Tomb was started by the Pharaoh Ramses V but Ramses VI finished the excavation and decorated the new sections in his name and image. Even images and cartouches of Ramses V were altered. It is not known whether the body of Ramses V was removed or if the two kings shared the tomb. Not long after the burial of the Ramses the sixth the tomb was penetrated by tomb raiders who mutilated his mummy in order to steal treasures.

Georges Daressy worked in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and his work on various excavations and culminated in  the translation of the Akhmim Wooden Tablet in 1906.

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 VI
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