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date: 20 August 2019

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This chapter deals with most of the non-tomb features such as graffiti, tomb-pits, shrines and tomb commencements, that still or once existed in the Valley of the Kings. It is an update on information compiled since the first survey of the Valley by Elizabeth Thomas in 1969, and includes data from recent and ongoing excavations. A short discussion on the ancient reference to the “five Walls” in the Valley of the Kings and one on embalming pits is also included. Special reference is made to KV 55, where the author carried out a clearance operation in the late 1990’s.

Keywords: pits, commencements, alterations, graffiti, excavations, Valley of the Kings, floods, embalming

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