Thutmose III tomb Luxor KV 34 Egypt tours, prices, booking
Thutmose III tomb Luxor KV 34 located in an almost inaccessible cleft. The cleft is in the southern end of Valley of the Kings. In fact, the entrance of the tomb reached by a steep climb up a modern staircase. The tomb discovered in 1898 by the workmen of Victor Loret. In fact, it is the earliest of the royal tombs which can visited at present. Moreover, the tomb built for the king in mid-Dynasty XVIII. There are two flights of steps and descending corridors. They lead to the first occurrence in the Valley of the Kings of a deep well-shaft. The upper walls of Thutmose III tomb Luxor decorated in simple style. It is with a khekher frieze and with a star ceiling.
Furthermore, there is a vestibule at roughly 90 degrees to the corridor. It has two square pillars and wall decoration which lists 741 of the divinities. In fact, it appears in the sacred texts of the Amduat. He depicted on the walls of the burial chamber below. These figures drawn as stick-figures, with their names or titles in each box beside them. Thutmose III tomb Luxor has a wooden staircase descends to the large cartouch-shaped burial chamber. It decorated with scenes from the Amduat. The Amduat is the oldest text which called by the Egyptians “Book of the Secret Room”. In fact, it seen in the Valley of Kings and depicts the sun’s journey through the 12 hours of night. It shown in its complete form in the tomb.
Further details about Thutmose III tomb Luxor:
The simple stick-figure decoration is in black paint on a pale yellow background. It unrolled like a papyrus and scrolled around the walls of the burial chamber. Two square columns in the burial chamber decorated with scenes from the “Litany of Re”. In fact, the scene shows the king’s union with the sun god. The face of one of the pillars depicts a unique scene of the king. In fact, the king suckled by a goddess named as Isis in the form of a tree. Thutmose III tomb Luxor has four annexes cut into the sides of the burial chamber. In fact, they used as storage chambers. In fact, the tomb plundered before Loret’s excavation. But the beautiful cartouche-shaped yellow quartzite sarcophagus still found. It stands on a limestone plinth at the far end of the burial chamber.
When the tomb discovered the lid of the sarcophagus broken. Moreover, the king’s mummy discovered in one of his wooden coffins. It was by Maspero in the Deir el-Bahri cache in 1881. The lid restored and depicts on its underside an incised relief of the sky-goddess Nut. In fact, he also shown on the base of the sarcophagus. The base incised in red paint with other deities including Isis kneeling on a neb-sign.
Entrance to Thutmose III tomb Luxor:
The tomb is currently open to visitors. Tickets bought from the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. In fact, the tickets for three Tombs cost 200 Egyptian pound.