Tomb 9

New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, Rameses VI; New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, Rameses V

 

The Valley of the Kings was already crowded with tombs when Tomb 9 was built, which was why it was dug in such an obvious hillside. Begun by Rameses V, the tomb was taken over by Rameses VI but he died before it could be completed, and the burial chamber was never finished. The tomb is extensively decorated, however, and includes a large number of religious texts, some of them unique. Tomb 9 has been accessible since antiquity and it has many Greek and Roman graffiti on its walls.

Central Valley of the Kings.

 

Corridor: left wall
Corridor B: left wall

Rameses V altered to Rameses VI: detail.

 

Corridor: left wall
Corridor B: left wall

Relief originally showing Rameses V, altered to Rameses VI.

 

Burial chamber upper level: left wall; rear wall (left part); Chamber: left wall; lower level: sarcophagus; ceiling; upper level: front face of pilaster 1; right face of pilaster 1; front face of pilaster 2; front face of pilaster 3; right face of pillar 2; lower level: left wall; Chamber: ceiling (left part); floor
Burial chamber J upper level: left wall; Burial chamber J upper level: rear wall (left part); Chamber K: left wall; Burial chamber J lower level: sarcophagus; Burial chamber J: ceiling; Burial chamber J upper level: front face of pilaster 1; Burial chamber J upper level: right face of pilaster 1; Burial chamber J upper level: front face of pilaster 2; Burial chamber J upper level: front face of pilaster 3; Burial chamber J upper level: right face of pillar 2; Burial chamber J lower level: left wall; Chamber K: ceiling (left part); Burial chamber J upper level: floor; Burial chamber J lower level: floor; Chamber K: floor

Book of the Earth, parts D and C; Rameses VI's names and epithets; Book of the Day, Book of the Night; fragments of granite outer sarcophagus; decans.

 

Burial chamber: ceiling (left part)
Burial chamber J: ceiling (left part)

Book of the Day, conclusion: Nut about to swallow sun disk.

 

Burial chamber: ceiling (right part)
Burial chamber J: ceiling (right part)

Book of the Day, middle to conclusion; names and epithets of Rameses VI.

 

Corridor: right wall
Corridor G: right wall

Imydwat, sixth hour, scene 9, figure 459: corpse of Kheperi surrounded by protective five-headed serpent named "Many Faces;" Greek graffiti.


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