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(p. 583) Measurements of KV Royal Tomb Components

(p. 583) Appendix Measurements of KV Royal Tomb Components

Appendix table 1 gives a list of KV royal tombs discussed in Chapter 8 and described below in Appendix tables 2–16. (KV 62 is not included.) Tombs are listed in the probable order of their cutting which, except for KV 20 and 38, is also the regnal order of their owners (see, most recently, Preys 2011, Eaton-Krauss 2012, cited in Chapter 8.)

In tables 2–16, tombs are listed by their KV number left to right in chronological order (see Appendix table 1). Tombs are grouped into Stages 1–4 as defined by Hornung (see Chapter 8). The data in this appendix was checked for accuracy by Lori Lawson.

The following symbols and abbreviations are common to all tables. (Symbols unique to a single table are defined in the notes to that table):

  • H = height of chamber in meters.

  • Hc = height of chamber in cubits and palms: 1 cubit = 52.3 cm.; 1 palm = 1/7 cubit = 0.07 m. (Weeks 1979, 1998; Ventura 1988; Rossi 2004). For example, the figure 5–2 is to be read as 5 cubits and 2 palms.

  • W = chamber width in meters.

  • Wc = chamber width in cubits and palms.

  • L = chamber length in meters.

  • H/W = proportion of height to width.

  • Area and Volume take into account vaulted ceilings, recesses, ramps, pillars, irregularities, and other features, and are not simply an averaged HxWxL.

  • / = chamber is absent.

(p. 584) (p. 585) (p. 586) (p. 587) (p. 588) (p. 589) (p. 590) (p. 591) (p. 592) (p. 593) (p. 594) (p. 595) (p. 596) (p. 597) (p. 598) (p. 599) (p. 600)

Appendix Table 1 KV Royal Tombs Included in Tables 2–16 and Chapter 8

Dynasty 18

KV 20

Thutmosis II (?)/Hatshepsut

KV 38

Thutmosis I

KV 34

Thutmosis III

KV 35

Amenhotep II

KV 43

Thutmosis IV

KV 22

Amenhotep III

KV 23

Aye

KV 57

Horemhab

Dynasty 19

KV 16

Ramesses I

KV 17

Seti I

KV 7

Ramesses II

KV 8

Merenptah

KV 10

Amenmesse

KV 15

Seti II

KV 14

Tausert/Setnakht

KV 47

Siptah

Dynasty 20

KV 11

Ramesses III

KV 2

Ramesses IV

KV 9

Ramesses V/VI

KV 1

Ramesses VII

KV 6

Ramesses IX

KV 18

Ramesses X

KV 4

Ramesses XI

Appendix Table 2 Occurrence of Chambers in KV Royal Tombs

 Measurements of KV Royal Tomb Components

Appendix Table 3 Dimensions of Chamber B

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

2.15

1.91

2.44

1.94

2.76

2.66

2.56

2.63

2.58

2.82

3.23

3.25

3.30

2.75

3.11

3.44

4.23

3.84

4.04

4.47

3.90

4.15

Hc

4–1

3–5

4–5

3–5

5–2

5–1

4–6

5–0

4–7

5–3

6–1

6–1

6–2

5–2

5–7

6–4

8–1

7–2

7–5

8–4

7–3

7–7

W

1.65

2.29

2.16

1.70

1.98

2.45

2.64

2.65

2.61

2.62

2.61

2.64

2.59

2.74

2.13

2.60

2.70

3.16

3.17

3.17

3.22

3.15

3.29

Wc

3–1

4–3

4–1

3–2

3–5

4–5

5–0

5–0

4–7

5–0

4–7

5–0

4–7

5–2

4–1

4–7

5–1

6–0

6–0

6–0

6–1

6–0

6–2

L

23.58

5.71

8.35

9.83

11.04

11.20

11.37

13.24

9.33

10.61

12.33

15.66

14.20

15.32

7.56

14.34

14.43

15.17

14.94

15.28

15.33

15.19

15.21

H/W

1.30

0.88

1.44

0.98

1.13

1.01

0.97

1.01

0.98

1.08

1.22

1.25

1.20

1.29

1.20

1.27

1.34

1.21

1.27

1.39

1.24

1.26

Area

38.54

12.58

17.71

16.51

21.88

27.44

29.91

34.98

24.34

27.79

32.07

41.38

36.78

42.93

16.03

37.32

38.68

47.95

48.24

48.13

49.42

47.81

50.10

Vol

82.86

33.83

39.72

43.68

75.73

79.21

91.49

63.89

70.93

90.44

140.86

129.30

138.66

44.22

115.21

133.05

202.87

180.45

197.04

222.75

192.32

206.66

Appendix Table 4 Dimensions of Chamber C

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

2.16

3.77

3.44

5.33

4.85

5.44

5.37

4.96

3.81

3.86

3.15

3.16

3.31

2.61

3.11

3.31

4.23

3.65

/

4.11

4.W44

3.96

Hc

4–1

7–1

6–4

10–1

9–2

10–3

10–2

9–3

7–2

7–3

6–0

6–0

6–2

4–7

5–7

6–2

8–1

6–7

7–6

8–3

7–4

W

5.78

1.62

1.50

1.98

3.36

2.63

2.59

2.60

2.60

2.62

2.65

2.63

2.81

2.11

2.61

2.71

3.15

3.18

3.22

3.16

3.24

Wc

11–0

3–1

2–6

3–5

6–3

5–0

4–7

4–7

4–7

5–0

5–0

5–0

5–3

4–0

4–7

5–1

6–0

6–1

6–1

6–0

6–1

L

4.89

3.61

4.05

4.19

4.70

7.95

7.92

7.66

7.72

7.37

8.03

8.87

14.27

6.70

8.79

11.63

12.66

12.37

9.95

10.44

12.56

H/W

0.37

2.33

2.29

2.69

1.44

2.07

2.07

1.91

1.47

1.47

1.19

1.20

1.18

1.24

1.19

1.22

1.34

1.15

1.28

1.41

1.22

Area

26.99

5.73

5.23

8.28

15.79

20.73

20.38

19.77

19.97

19.31

21.22

23.55

40.05

14.17

23.02

30.97

39.89

39.04

32.01

32.19

40.60

Vol

58.30

23.24

22.14

36.81

76.58

89.43

81.33

78.28

63.15

74.53

67.88

73.54

133.08

36.66

115.57

102.51

168.73

143.32

131.56

113.59

161.41

Legend

(*) = Multiple, irregular chambers have been labeled C

Appendix Table 5 Dimensions of Corridor D

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20 (D1)

20 (D2)

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11 (D1)

11 (D2)

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

2.08

1.76

/

1.99

2.03

2.24

2.74

2.64

2.62

/

2.78

2.54

3.49

3.15

3.34

2.61

3.36

3.12

3.19

5.00

3.65

/

3.69

/

3.97

Hc

3–7

3–3

3–6

3–6

4–2

5–2

5–0

5–0

5–2

4–6

6–5

6–0

6–3

4–7

6–3

5–7

6–1

9–4

6–7

7–0

7–4

W

2.05

2.27

2.04

1.67

1.97

2.64

2.63

2.63

2.61

2.60

2.64

2.66

2.80

2.13

2.59

6.48

2.63

3.12

3.18

3.20

3.20

Wc

3–6

4–2

3–6

3–1

3–5

5–0

5–0

5–0

4–7

4–7

5–0

5–1

5–2

4–1

4–7

12–3

5–0

5–7

6–1

6–1

6–1

L

23.41

46.52

4.38

5.17

8.19

8.42

13.94

10.51

9.09

8.54

9.80

7.88

14.36

6.83

10.52

4.47

11.93

12.17

10.37

11.52

12.48

H/W

1.01

0.78

0.98

1.22

1.14

1.04

1.00

1.00

1.07

0.97

1.32

1.18

1.19

1.23

1.30

0.48

1.21

1.60

1.15

1.15

1.24

Area

47.68

98.58

8.57

8.55

16.00

22.20

36.63

27.50

23.65

22.15

25.80

20.92

40.27

14.36

27.55

28.40

31.21

38.05

32.86

36.84

39.69

Vol

99.17

136.49

17.78

17.36

35.86

60.88

96.68

73.02

62.56

58.08

89.60

65.90

134.70

37.77

92.57

88.61

100.26

191.29

120.14

135.94

157.57

Appendix Table 6 Dimensions of Hall E

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

/

/

1.70

2.25

2.33

2.50

2.98

2.39

/

2.46

2.62

3.74

3.07

3.39

2.59

2.97

3.19

4.09

3.63

/

3.51

/

3.67

Hc

3–2

4–2

4–3

4–5

5–5

4–4

4–5

5–0

7–1

5–6

6–3

4–7

5–5

6–1

7–6

6–7

6–5

7–0

W

5.06

4.96

4.16

4.38

4.14

4.16

4.17

4.15

4.25

4.16

4.38

3.16

4.14

4.21

4.20

4.15

5.25

4.43

Wc

9–5

9–3

7–7

8–3

7–6

7–7

7–7

7–7

8–1

7–7

8–3

6–0

7–6

8–0

8–0

7–7

10–0

8–3

L

4.16

4.12

4.17

3.64

4.01

3.37

3.65

3.65

3.58

2.71

3.19

2.26

3.27

3.16

3.66

4.51

4.91

4.46

H/W

0.34

0.45

0.56

0.57

0.72

0.57

0.59

0.63

0.88

0.74

0.77

0.82

0.72

0.76

0.97

0.87

0.67

0.83

Area

21.03

20.26

17.24

15.94

16.52

15.55

15.17

15.14

15.20

11.22

13.92

7.14

13.41

13.30

15.36

18.81

25.78

19.74

Vol

38.80

45.14

40.18

39.85

49.35

37.17

37.32

39.66

57.89

34.43

47.94

18.50

40.21

42.18

62.82

68.28

90.49

72.45

Legend

(*) = Measurement does not include shaft

Appendix Table 7 Dimensions of Hall F

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

/

/

2.72

2.19

2.53

2.46

/

2.72

/

3.16

3.23

3.26

3.10

3.51

2.58

2.76

2.74

/

3.96

/

3.41

/

3.57

Hc

5–1

4–1

4–6

4–5

5–1

6–0

6–1

6–2

5–6

6–5

4–7

5–2

5–2

7–4

6–4

6–6

W

6.69

10.16

10.26

6.21

6.88

7.95

8.40

9.42

9.48

8.07

5.27

7.94

7.90

8.44

8.55

8.33

Wc

12–5

19–3

19–4

11–6

13–1

15–1

16–0

18–0

18–1

15–3

10–1

15–1

15–1

16–1

16–2

15–6

L

11.35

6.39

6.15

10.26

7.53

8.43

8.40

8.95

8.84

8.56

4.75

8.40

9.10

7.22

8.51

10.99

H/W

0.41

0.22

0.25

0.40

0.40

0.40

0.38

0.35

0.33

0.43

0.49

0.35

0.35

0.47

0.40

0.43

Area

75.38

64.77

63.11

63.71

51.61

66.75

70.60

84.11

82.91

69.36

24.91

66.17

72.24

60.83

72.10

91.87

Vol

205.03

141.85

159.43

156.72

157.75

207.84

225.84

274.20

257.02

242.49

64.58

183.96

208.55

223.54

245.86

327.99

Appendix Table 8 Dimensions of Corridor G

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

1.36

/

/

2.45

2.23

2.57

/

2.60

/

2.64

2.52

3.97

3.85

/

2.65

3.41

3.07

/

3.70

/

/

/

3.97

Hc

2–4

4–5

4–2

4–6

4–7

5–0

4–6

7–4

7–3

5–0

6–4

5–6

7–1

7–4

W

1.93

1.58

1.97

2.46

2.62

2.62

2.58

2.70

2.59

2.09

2.58

2.64

3.17

3.14

Wc

3–5

3–0

3–5

4–5

5–0

5–0

4–7

5–1

4–7

3–7

4–7

5–0

6–0

6–0

L

6.11

4.94

8.21

5.47

7.60

8.94

8.54

8.99

9.77

4.25

7.55

6.98

7.31

4.78

H/W

0.70

1.55

1.13

1.04

0.99

1.01

0.98

1.47

1.49

1.27

1.32

1.16

1.17

1.26

Area

9.81

6.13

16.15

13.46

19.85

23.40

22.11

24.26

25.34

8.84

19.47

18.39

23.09

15.01

Vol

13.34

14.42

36.45

34.59

51.65

61.78

55.72

86.95

92.66

23.51

66.39

56.46

85.43

59.59

Appendix Table 9 Dimensions of Corridor H

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47(H1)

47(H2)#

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

/

/

/

/

3.95

4.98

/

2.99

/

2.70

2.38

3.12

2.87

/

2.60

3.26

4.01

3.05

/

5.04

/

/

/

/

Hc

7–4

9–4

5–5

5–1

4–4

5–7

5–3

4–7

6–2

7–5

5–6

9–4

W

1.90

2.50

3.12

2.63

2.60

7.40

2.52

2.09

2.56

3.68

5.25

3.16

Wc

3–4

4–5

5–7

5–0

4–7

14–1

4–6

3–7

4–6

7–0

10–0

6–0

L

3.14

3.88

4.93

5.28

6.38

7.37

6.30

4.52

8.41

8.76

4.37

9.73

H/W

2.08

1.99

0.96

1.03

0.92

0.42

1.14

1.24

1.27

1.09

0.58

1.59

Area

5.96

9.70

15.40

13.81

16.50

54.40

15.80

9.30

21.70

31.73

22.94

30.50

Vol

23.57

48.31

41.68

35.91

39.27

169.73

45.35

24.18

70.74

127.24

69.97

139.09

Legend

(*) = Ceiling height is irregular.

(#) = What was labeled J1 of KV 47 in the TMP Atlas is more accurately to be labeled H2. See text, Chamber J.

Appendix Table 10 Dimensions of Hall I

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

/

/

/

/

2.23

2.64

/

2.66

/

2.53

2.05

3.28

/

/

2.61

3.12

3.17

/

3.75

/

/

/

/

Hc

4–2

5–0

5–1

4–6

3–6

6–2

4–7

5–7

6–0

7–1

W

3.62

3.83

4.12

4.16

7.28

2.71

4.17

6.28

5.25

4.16

Wc

6–6

7–2

7–6

7–7

13–6

5–1

7–7

12–0

10–0

7–7

L

5.19

5.14

5.21

5.17

5.74

9.89

3.23

5.29

5.28

4.53

H/W

0.62

0.69

0.65

0.61

0.28

1.21

0.63

0.50

0.60

0.90

Area

18.73

20.02

21.32

21.84

41.87

26.81

13.39

33.20

27.80

18.83

Vol

41.89

52.85

57.34

54.46

105.09

72.66

34.95

103.58

88.13

70.61

Appendix Table 11 Dimensions of Burial Chamber J

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20 (J1)

20 (J2)

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14 (J1)

14 (J2)

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

4.53

2.70

2.64

3.31

3.16

4.45

3.12

3.92

4.27

3.23

6.05

5.83

6.47

/

3.25

5.41

6.02

5.30

6.55

5.22

6.93

4.25

3.60

/

5.01

Hc

8–5

5–1

5–0

6–2

6–0

8–4

5–7

7–3

8–1

6–1

11–4

11–1

12–3

6–1

10–2

11–4

10–1

12–4

9–7

13–2

8–1

6–6

9–4

W

7.18

5.45

5.43

8.53

8.69

8.36

8.14

8.89

8.95

6.26

8.38

13.07

14.87

2.77

10.77

13.31

13.73

13.86

8.33

13.04

5.18

5.34

11.30

Wc

13–5

10–3

10–3

16–2

16–4

15–7

15–4

16–7

17–1

11–7

16–0

24–7

28–3

5–2

20–4

25–3

26–2

26–3

15–6

24–7

9–6

10–1

21–4

L

10.11

11.10

10.47

14.64

14.93

14.42

15.40

6.46

14.12

5.16

14.26

13.81

13.75

8.04

10.57

12.63

9.07

12.69

7.30

8.90

8.53

6.83

12.50

H/W

0.63

0.50

0.49

0.39

0.36

0.53

0.38

0.44

0.48

0.52

0.72

0.45

0.44

1.17

0.50

0.45

0.39

0.47

0.63

0.53

0.82

0.67

0.44

Area

59.07

61.66

53.03

116.87

128.42

120.18

125.36

57.29

117.19

32.20

126.55

180.49

204.37

21.51

114.28

170.48

125.26

174.40

60.53

118.53

44.26

36.32

139.94

Vol

268.49

166.48

140.00

386.84

405.81

451.18

391.12

225.53

466.31

104.07

503.00

870.45

1111.77

63.54

473.90

790.35

554.67

882.22

317.23

506.49

188.10

130.04

638.88

Legend

(*) = What was labeled J1 of KV 47 in the TMP Atlas is more accurately to be labeled H2. What is labeled J2 in the Atlas is here labelled J. See text, Chamber J.

Appendix Table 12 Dimensions of Corridor K

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14 (K1)

14 (K2)

47

11 (K1)

11 (K2)

2

9

1

6

18

4

H

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

3.05

/

/

3.50

2.56

/

2.56

2.50

3.46

4.28

3.72

/

/

/

Hc

5–6

6–5

4–6

4–6

4–5

6–4

8–1

7–1

W

4.22

2.48

2.35

2.61

2.58

2.58

2.48

3.13

Wc

8–1

4–5

4–3

4–7

4–7

4–7

4–5

5–7

L

8.00

14.96

9.96

2.61

2.71

6.96

4.06

3.58

H/W

0.72

1.41

1.09

0.98

0.97

1.34

1.73

1.19

Area

33.73

36.18

22.67

6.79

6.95

17.87

10.06

11.21

Vol

102.88

120.62

54.68

17.38

17.38

62.23

38.02

41.70

Appendix Table 13 Occurrences of Single– and Double-Leaf Wooden Doors

 Measurements of KV Royal Tomb Components

Appendix Table 14 Occurrences of Single and Compound Jambs in Gates

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

B

G

G

G

G

/

X

X

G

X

G

G

X

X

X

X

X

X

G

G

G

G

G

G

Ba–Bd

G(Ba)

G(Ba, Bb)

X(Ba–Bd)

C

G(C1, C2)

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

X

X

X

X

X

G

G

G

G

G

Ca–h

G(Ca–Ch)

D

G(D1)

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

X

X

X

X

X(D1, D2)

G

G

G

G

Da

E

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

X

X

X

G

X

G

G

G

G

Ea

G

G

G

F

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

X

X

G

X

G

X

X

X

G

Fa

X

G

X

X

X

Faa

X

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

G

X

G

G

G

G

Ga

G

H

G

/

G

G

G

X

G

G

G(H1, H2)

X

G

I

G

G

X

X

X

G

X

G

G

G

J

G(J1)

G

G

G

G

X

G

X

G

X

X

X

G

G(J1), X(J2)

X

X

X

X

X

X

/

Ja–Jf

G(J2a–Jc)

G(Ja)

G(Ja–Jd)

G(Ja–Jd)

G(Ja–Jd)

G(Ja–Je)

G(Ja)

G(Ja–Jb, Jd–Je), X(Jc)

G(Ja, Jc), /(Jb)

G(Ja, Je), X(Jb–Jd)

X(Ja–Jf)

G(Ja–Jd)

G(J1a–J1d, J2a–J2d)

G(Ja–Jd)

Jaa– Jdd

G(Jbb, Jcc)

G(Jaa–Jcc)

X(Jdd)

Jccc– Jddd

G(Jccc)

X(Jddd)

K

/

X

X(K1), G(K2)

X(K1), G(K2)

G

/

G

Ka–Kc

G(Kb), X(Ka, Kc)

/

G(Ka–Kc)

L

G

G

Legend

G = simple jamb

X = compound jamb

blank = Tomb lacks this chamber and entrance

/ = entrance only, no gate

(*) = What was labeled J1 of KV 47 in the TMP Atlas is more accurately to be labeled H2. What is labeled J2 in the Atlas is here labeled J. See text, Chamber J.

Appendix Table 15 Occurrences, Dimensions and Number of Pillars

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14#

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

No. of pillars

F

2

2

2

2

2

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

J

3(J2)

1@

2

6

6

6

6

6

8

8

8(J1) 8(J2)

4(J2)

8

4

4

Fa

2

4

2

2

Ja–Jddd

1(Jb) 1(Jc)

2(Jb) 4(Jc)

2(Jc) 2(Jd) 2(Jddd)

Size of pillars

F

1.27

1.08

0.97

0.99

1.07

0.99

0.93

1.08

1.07

1.08

1.11

1.06

1.06

1.09

1.45

J

1.47

0.88

1.24

1.11

1.05

0.97

1.07

1.04

1.10

1.07

0.64(J1) 1.11(J2)

1.07

1.04

1.12

2.19

Fa

1.18

0.95

0.8

%

Ja–Jddd

0.72(Jb) 0.87(Jc)

0.99–1.02

0.90–0.95

Legend

(*) = Chamber also contains 4 pilasters.

(#) = Pillar in K1a is 1.04m; there is also an unfinished pillar in K1b.

(@) = Most likely a construction pillar. See text, section V.

(%) = Unfinished pillar

Appendix Table 16 Occurrences and Number of Niches and Recesses

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

20

38

34

35

43

22

23

57

16

17

7

8

10

15

14

47

11

2

9

1

6

18

4

B

N3

N2

C

N1 (C1) N1 (C2)

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

R2

D

N1 (D1) N2 (D2)

N2

N2

N2

N2

N2

N2

N2

N2

E

R2

F

G

N1

H

R2

I

J

B4

B4, N3

B4

B4

B4

B4

B4, N4

B4

N8, R3

N2

K

R2

L

N2

R5

Legend

N = Niche present

B = Magical brick niche present

R = Recess present

1, 2, 3,etc. = Number of N, B, or R present