Tomb KV53 is located in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. It has never been fully planned, but consisted of a single chamber at the end of a shaft.

Burial site of unknown
Coordinates25°44′23.1″N 32°36′2.4″E
LocationEast Valley of the Kings
Excavated byEdward R. Ayrton

Recent (winter 2009/10) excavations in this area[1] by an SCA team attempting to relocate tombs KV50, KV51, KV52 and KV 53 revealed 18th Dyn blue painted pottery, tools and hieratic and figured ostraca which included :

  • a sketch of a seated queen presenting an offering
  • depictions of sexual scenes with woman and animals
  • cartouches of Rameses II.


  1. Egyptian Archeology (Egypt Exploration Society publication) No.37 p.26
  • Reeves, N & Wilkinson, R.H. The Complete Valley of the Kings, 1996, Thames and Hudson, London
  • Siliotti, A. Guide to the Valley of the Kings and to the Theban Necropolises and Temples, 1996, A.A. Gaddis, Cairo

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