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The Wadi Bairiya is a Wadi located southwest of the Valley of the Kings.[1] It served as a necropolis during the New Kingdom. There are rock-cut tombs made for royal family members of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III found in the valley.[2]

Wadi Bairiya is grouped together with Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud and Wadi el-Gharby under the Theban Western Wadis.[2]


Piers Litherland's clearance of four shaft tombs at the mouth of Wadi Bairiya brought to light burials of a group of court women of Amenhotep III's reign, including Queen Nebetnehat, Princess Tiaa, a King's Son called Menkheperre, a King's Wife called Henut, and at least 28 other individuals.[2]


  1. Lilyquist et al. 2003, p. 4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Litherland 2018.


  • Lilyquist, C./Hoch, J.E./Peden, A.J., 2003: The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Litherland, P., 2018: The Western Wadis of the Theban Necropolis.