Saturday, 26 March 2011

KV60 - the Theban Mapping Project

Designated as Tomb of Sit-Re, called In.

KV60 is a tomb located within the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. The location of the valley in a remote and barren rocky area was first used during the early new kingdom.

Thutmose I would be the first pharaoh to be buried in the valley. Soon to follow would be Hatshepsut, Thutmose II and Thutmose III. As a royal burial ground it is only right that the Thutmoside pharaohs be buried here, together.

Within KV60 there was to be an unusual addition to the royal valley- Sit-Re, called In.

Sit-Re, called In was the wet- nurse to Hatshepsut. Someone who doubtlessly had spent much time with the queen/pharaoh. Exactly how close she was to Hatshepsut apart from her job title may not be known - but she was buried within the Valley of the Kings alongside pharaohs.

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