Tomb KV10, located in the Valley of the Kings near the modern-day Egyptian city of Luxor, was cut and decorated for the burial of Pharaoh Amenmesse of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. However, there is no proof that he was actually buried here. Later, the decoration was replaced with scenes for Takhat and Baketwernel—two royal women dating to the late 20th Dynasty.

Burial site of Amenmesse
KV10 is located in Egypt
Coordinates25°44′23.7″N 32°36′04.7″E / 25.739917°N 32.601306°E / 25.739917; 32.601306Coordinates: 25°44′23.7″N 32°36′04.7″E / 25.739917°N 32.601306°E / 25.739917; 32.601306
LocationEast Valley of the Kings
DiscoveredOpen in antiquity
Excavated by
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It was visited by Richard Pococke, Jean-François Champollion and Karl Richard Lepsius, and briefly studied by Edward R. Ayrton before being properly examined by a team from the University of Memphis in the United States under Otto Schaden in 1992.


  • 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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