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Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

King Ramses III was the second ruler of the Twentieth Dynasty, and the last of great pharaohs on the throne. Ramses III, son of Setnakht, ruled Egypt for 31 years. Shortly before his death, there was a conspiracy to kill him by several members of his .....Mas

The Architecture of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

The Tomb of Ramses III consists of four corridors that open out into a double vestibule ended by the Burial Chamber, which has four small side chambers, one at each corner, and the ceiling of the burial chamber is supported by eight columns. The fir .....Mas

The Entrance of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

The Tomb of Ramses III is entered through an L-shaped pair of stairs. The lower ramp-step is original, but the upper stairs were added in 2003 to protect the tomb from flooding. A sun disc with a scarab and Ra-Horakhty ornament the tomb's gate. Abov .....Mas

Corridor B of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

The left (east) wall of Corridor B includes scenes that were done for Setnakht. Here, there is the figure of the King standing with God Ra-horakhty, beside some texts form the litany of Ra. After that, there are two low gates on each side of the corr .....Mas

Corridor C of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

On the walls of Corridor C of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11), the Litany of Ra continues and decorates the ceiling. On the top of the left and right walls are the 74 manifestations of the sun-god. After that, near the end of the walls, appear scenes .....Mas

Side Chamber CA of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

First on the left is Chamber CA which contains figures for the Nile gods (Hapy, Neperret and Reneutet) making offerings to cobra deities. Through the corridor, in CH, there are depictions, in rows, representing various divinities, stand on the left .....Mas

Side Chamber CB of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

On the left side of the second side chamber CB of Tomb KV 11, are depicted nome gods and goddesses carrying offerings. Among these offerings are finely painted flowers, ducks and platters piled high with notched sycamore figs. Below them are processi .....Mas

Side Chamber CG of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

The right wall of the side chamber CG is painted with rows of a number of vases and ten ivory tusks. Leopard, skins, sledges, and boxes are on its left wall. On the rear wall, there are bows, shields, and vases, some of Aegean design standing in rows .....Mas

Side Chamber CF of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

Many scenes on the Side Chamber CF of the Tomb of Ramses III are unfortunately damaged. We have three registers showing the Fields of Iaru from the Book of the Dead. Also depicted are people sowing grain; plowing with cattle; reaping; and sailing acr .....Mas

Side Chamber CD of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

Chamber CD is the last chamber on the left. It houses the two famous blind harpists that James Bruce copied in the eighteenth century. Scenes decorating this chamber show the King with harpists before Onuris-Shu and Ra-Horakhty (on the left side) and .....Mas

Corridor DI of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

Setnakht's quarrymen broke through into the Tomb of Amenmeses and abandoned their work at this point. King Ramses III turned Tomb KV 11 axis to the west before continuing to dig new corridors southward, when he decided to complete the tomb as his own .....Mas

Corridor D2 of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

At Corridor D2 of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11), the floor rises and the corridor angles turn to the left, these are indications that the quarrymen were ignorant how close they might be to the Tomb of Amenmeses. Both the left and right walls of cor .....Mas

Chamber E of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

The Well Chamber (Chamber E) houses representations of different deities along the upper part of its walls. In the right side stand Osiris, Hapy, Qebehsenuf, Nephthys, Serqet, and Iunmutef. In the left side stand Osiris, Imsety, Anubis, Duamutef, Isi .....Mas

Chamber F of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

The walls of the four-pillared Chamber F of Tomb KV 11 are decorated with scenes from the Book of Gates. The fifth hour is in the left (east) side of the chamber and the sixth hour is in the right (west) side. On the rear wall, a double scene shows t .....Mas

Side Chamber FA of the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

On the front wall of Chamber FA of KV 11, King Ramses III is preceded by Thoth and Horus (on the left side) and offers Ma'at to Osiris (on the right side). The other walls show the seventh hour of the Book of Gates. The enemies of the solar god are .....Mas

The Rest of Chambers in the Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11)

Corridor and Chambers G, H, I, and J, of KV 11 as well as Side Chambers JA, D, K, and L contain scenes and texts from the Opening of the Mouth ritual, the Book of the Heavenly Cow, Book of the Dead and the fifth hour of the Book of Gates. .....Mas

The Sarcophagus of Ramses III in KV 11

The large red granite sarcophagus of King Ramses III was retrieved by the British Consul, General Henry Salt and then sold to the Louvre Museum in 1823. The sarcophagus lid, with raised relief figure of the King was found in 1815 by Giovanni Belzoni .....Mas