Thutmose IV tomb Luxor KV 43 Egypt tours, prices, booking
Thutmose IV tomb Luxor KV 43 sited high in the southern cliff of the Valley of Kings. In fact, it discovered in 1903 by Howard Carter. The tomb stripped of valuable items in antiquity. Moreover, there were some funerary objects which found during excavation. The most interesting points of Thutmose IV tomb Luxor indeed are the construction and decoration. In fact, they show the development of style in tomb building during Dynasty XVIII.
Thutmose IV tomb Luxor is like the earlier tombs. There are two flights of stairs and descending corridors. They lead to a well-shaft. The chamber more completely decorated with painted scenes. In fact, the scenes are of the king before Osiris, Anubis and Hathor. They set against a light yellow background. The tomb ceiling painted with yellow stars on a blue background. A khekher-frieze around the top of the walls. Furthermore, a small chamber leads off to the south at the bottom of the shaft.
Further details about Thutmose IV tomb Luxor KV 43:
A chamber set at 90 degrees to the well-chamber contains two square pillars. But the walls left unfinished, showing only the guidelines for the decoration. A staircase descends to another sloping corridor and staircase and into a vestibule. Moreover, two of the walls of this antechamber to the burial chamber painted with scenes of the king. The king receives life from Osiris, Anubis and Hathor like the well-chamber. On the west wall of Thutmose IV tomb, there are hieratic graffiti and by Maya. Moreover, there are also “Overseer of the Treasury” and Djutmose “Steward of Thebes”. The last one who ‘renewed the burial’ of Thutmose during the time of Horemheb. The chamber has a star ceiling and khekher-frieze at the top of the walls.
The burial chamber contains six square pillars and four annexes or storage chambers. In fact, they lead off the main room. The walls of the main burial chamber left without decoration. Moreover, there are two small niches, one on the southern wall and another on a pillar. They were the first occurrence of ‘magical niches’ which became popular in tombs. The end part of the burial chamber sunk to contain the king’s fine quartzite sarcophagus. It is with figures which painted in yellow and beautiful depictions of Nephthys and Isis on the ends. In fact, the mummy of Thutmose IV found in the cache of royal mummies in Amenhotep II tomb.
Entrance to tomb:
Ticket for the Valley of Kings costs 200 Egyptian pound for three tombs including Thutmose IV tomb. It bought at the gate. Photography inside the tombs forbidden and can incur heavy fines. There is a little train – Taftaf – that runs from the coach park to the entrance to the monument area. It costs 5 Egyptian pound.