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Die Gräber KV 40 und KV 64 in der 18. Dynastie
Book Item (Buchkapitel, Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden)
ID 4639149
Author(s) Bickel, Susanne
Author(s) at UniBasel Bickel, Susanne
Year 2021
Title Die Gräber KV 40 und KV 64 in der 18. Dynastie
Editor(s) Bickel, Susanne
Book title Priester - Königskinder. Die Gräber KV 40 und KV 64 im Tal der Könige. Die beschrifteten Objekte der 18. Dynastie und die Keramik
Volume 1
Publisher Librum Publishers & Editors
Place of publication Basel, Frankfurt a.M.
Pages 25-47
ISSN/ISBN 978-3-906897-32-5
Series title Swiss Egyptological Studies
Number 2.1
Keywords Egypt, Valley of the Kings, KV 40, KV 64, onomastic, royal family, funerary ritual

The findings in KV 40 and KV 64 attest to two distinct periods of use of these structures for burials: the mid-Eighteenth Dynasty (around third decade of Amenhotep III in KV 40; slightly earlier in KV 64), and the Third Intermediate Period (Twenty-second toearly Twenty-fifth Dynasties in KV 40; Twenty-second Dynasty in KV 64). KV 64 was used for one female burial in each period; in KV 40 a minimum number of 84 individuals could be identified for both periods together. Severe looting and fires between the two periods of use and also in more recent times leave the remains in KV 40 in a highly fragmented and incomplete state. The inscribed objects attest to at least 32 individuals by name: 14 royal daughters, six royal sons, one «royal ornament», two «noble ladies», and ten women without title, some with foreign names. The names, titles, and the individuals' socio-historical environment in the entourage of Amenhotep III are explored. The analysis of the inscriptions on the large storage jars yieldssome insight into the specific conditions of these burials of people presumably living a partly mobile life mainly outside Thebes. The large jars were probably used to store remains of different rituals performed before the actual burial, such as purification rituals, meals, and intentional breaking of pottery.

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