Ramses IV tomb Luxor KV 2 Egypt tours, prices, booking
Ramses IV tomb Luxor KV 2 situated in a large modern courtyard. The courtyard is near the entrance to the Valley of Kings in Luxor, Egypt. Coptic graffiti suggests that it reused as a Christian church or dwelling. It was during the 5th century AC. An ancient plan of Ramses IV drawn on papyrus is now in the Turin Egyptian Museum. In fact, the original plan was for a larger tomb which amended at the death of the king. The abbreviation means that there is no traditional pillared hall before the burial chamber.
The architecture of Ramses IV is indeed typical of royal Ramesside style. In fact, it is with a staircase and ramp descending to the main entrance portal. Moreover, on the outer lintel to the first corridor is the familiar disc. It also contains a scarab and Ram headed god Amun and flanked by Isis and Nephthys. It is with a similar depiction on the southern wall of the first sloping corridor. On the opposite wall of Ramses IV are texts from the “Litany of Re”. The king”s names appear between the first and second corridors. It is besides on the ceiling which painted with winged scarabs and vultures.
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Furthermore, the second corridor illustrates many scenes with demons or underworld spirits. It is from the “Litany of Re” on it’s cream colored walls. The ceiling also shows the same text. The king’s names and a winged disc appear in the entrance to the third corridor. The walls show, for the fist time, scenes (of the 1st and 2nd division) from the “Book of Caverns”. There are two niches at the far end of the walls. The star painted ceiling of the third corridor vaulted. It also displays the king’s Cartouches.
A more sloping ramp leads to an antechamber (well room) before the burial chamber. The outer lintel of the antechamber decorated with winged uraei. A winged disc and the walls of the chamber depict passages. It is from the “Book of the Dead” (on the left) and the “Negative Confession” (on the right). The sarcophagus chamber t Ramses IV tomb Luxor intended to be a pillared hall. It would have preceded the actual burial chamber. Because the plan abbreviated, no pillars cut and a sarcophagus “pit” sunk into the floor. A massive red granite outer sarcophagus found in Ramses IV.
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It broken in antiquity, but has restored and can seen in the burial chamber. The walls of the burial chamber illustrate the first four divisions of the “Book of Gates”. The selections of texts from the “Amduat“. The vaulted ceiling displays astronomical scenes from the “Books of the Heavens”. It replaces the more traditional texts of earlier tombs. On the southern half, the sky goddess Nut supported by Shu, god of the air and light. Nut also stretches over the northern side of the ceiling with other astronomical figures.
A further corridor is beyond the burial chamber at Ramses IV tomb Luxor. It has the initial texts from the “Book of Caverns” on its walls, but this is crudely painted. This chamber opens into three annexes. The walls in the rooms to the south and north have mummiform depictions of the king. The room at the end of the corridor shows other funerary objects (couch, chests and Canopic jars). The body of Ramses IV found among those royal mummies in KV35.
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The tomb is currently open to visitors. Tickets for the Valley of Kings cost 80 Egyptian pound for three tombs and can bought at the gate. Photography inside Ramses IV tomb and all tombs strictly forbidden. It can incur heavy fines. There is a little train which called Taftaf. It runs from the coach park to the entrance to the monument area and costs 8 Egyptian pound.