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Mummy on the Boat
Mummy on the Boat

Photograph of the mummy on the boat (Forbes 2012, p. 35).

Dynasty 18th, 20th Dynasty or
later intrusive burial (?)
Titles Unknown
Burial KV35 (re-burial?)

The Mummy on the Boat is the informal name given to a mummy discovered within the KV35 rock-cut tomb of Amenhotep II in the Valley of the Kings by archaeologist Victor Loret in 1898.[1] The mummy was discovered laid out atop a model funerary boat in the tomb's Antechamber F.

The mummy on the boat has been claimed to be Pharaoh Setnakhte as his coffin was in the tomb. But the arms on this mummy were not crossed on the chest as would have been expected of a king and this identification therefore seems doubtful. Therefore perhaps this could have been Prince Webensenu or Crown Prince Thutmose. Perhaps more plausible; it could have been the remains of a later intrusive burial.

In 1901, the mummy on the boat was destroyed by tomb robbers.

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  1. Reeves & Wilkinson 1996, p. 100.


  • Forbes, D., 2012: Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt. Summer, Vol. 23, No. 2.
  • Reeves, N./Wilkinson, R.H., 1996: The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs. Thames & Hudson (2010 paperback edition), London.

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