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Location Valley of the Kings
Coordinates 25°44′24.6″N 32°36′04.7″E
Discovery Open since antiquity
Excavation James Burton
Georges Daressy
Status Open to the public
Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Occupants Ramesses V
Ramesses VI
Type Rock-cut tomb
Layout Straight axis
Features Steps & corridors
Squared pillars
Decoration Book of Gates
Book of Caverns
Book of the Amduat
Book of the Dead
Book of the Earth
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KV9 is a rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings. It was originally constructed by Pharaoh Ramesses V, who was interred here. However, his uncle Ramesses VI later usurped the decorations and accommodated the tomb for his burial as well.

The layout is typical of the 20th Dynasty - the Ramesside Period - and is much simpler in construction than the KV11 tomb of Ramesses III.


  • 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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