KV8 Merenptah

Local nameميرينبتاه
LocationLuxor, Egypt

Tomb KV8, located in the Valley of the Kings, was used for the burial of Pharaoh Merenptah of Ancient Egypt's Nineteenth Dynasty.

The burial chamber, located at the end of 160 metres of corridor, originally held a set of four nested sarcophagi. The outer one of these was so voluminous that parts of the corridor had to have their doorjambs demolished and rebuilt to allow it to be brought in. These jambs were then rebuilt with the help of inscribed sandstone blocks which were then fixed into their place with dovetail cramps.

The pillars in Chamber F were removed to allow passage of the sarcophagus, only two were replaced.

Tags Tomb
Download Download See more

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KV8

Address Egypt

Coordinates 25°44'26.827" N 32°36'3.736" E

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now