This project is part of the University of Basel Kings' Valley Project. It is designed specifically to the elaboration of the archaeological documentation (pictures, drawings, site and object descriptions, bibliography) and its preparation for online and paper publications.
The University of Basel Kings' Valley Project explores a series of undecorated non-royal tombs along the path leading to the tomb of Thutmosis III (KV 34). The main aims of the investigation are the following:
- survey of the area, first complete documentation of the tomb architecture
- definition of the phases and forms of use of this sector of the cemetery, chronological evolution and social relevance.
The discovery of a new tomb, KV 64, in January 2012 yealded an undisturbed 22nd Dynasty burial as well as remains of a severely looted 18th Dynasty burial. Work currently concentrates on the exploration of KV 40 and KV 33.
Eleven tombs are currently under study: KV 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 40, 59, 61, and 64.