The tombs (or chapels)
usually consist of two or more chambers cut into the rock which
were then painted. The deceased may of been buried in a well
which was dug down either in the tomb / chapel or in the courtyard
in front (although sometimes the mummy would not have been buried
here at all). The tombs date from the 6th Dynasty to the Graeco-Roman
Period (although the vast majority date from the New Kingdom).
- As tombs are
asigned a number on their discovery, the tomb numbers are not
linked to the area of thier discovery (these tomb numbers are
also given a 'TT' which identifies them as a Theban tomb).
Some of the tombs are
linked to their own pages which will give more information on
that particular tomb / occupant - given the vast number of tombs
- this is an ongoing project that will continue until the majority
of tombs (hopefully!!) are linked in this way.