Tomb ANB

TO B Tomb of Ahmose Nefertari, Amenhotep I (?)

AN B is the name of ancient Egyptian tomb, which is located in Dra Abu el- Naga. It is dated to the 18th dynasty and possibly represents a double grave for Queen Ahmose Nefertari and her son Amenhotep I. dar.


When ON, B is probably a royal grave, which was subsequently extended to accommodate a king funeral. The tomb has an elongated floor plan and was built in two phases. At the end of the first corridor is a well shaft, from which lacks a second gear and ends in a large grave chamber. The well shaft is a characteristic feature of the royal tombs of the New Kingdom and was possibly struck simultaneously with the expansion of the tomb in the rock.


The tomb was discovered in 1907 by locals and was up to expose KV39 in the Valley of the Kings is the only candidate for the grave of Amenophis I.

Howard Carter promoted when exposing various stone vessel fragments with names from Hyksoskönig Apophis I and his daughter Heret, as well as by Ahmose I, Ahmose - Nefertari and Amenhotep I to day. He ordered to the grave Ahmose Nefertari and Amenhotep I -, both of which were venerated as the patron gods of the Theban necropolis and in the vicinity of the locality a " people isut " shared -called mortuary temple. This could coincide with a mentioned in the Papyrus Abbott temple, said to have been in the vicinity of Amenhotep grave. In addition, Carter identified a northern rock pile with the mentioned in the papyrus ahay, which represents a further clue to the location of the tomb.

Carter, however, revealed in his identification of the error to equate mentioned in the Papyrus Abbott dimensions to the inside dimensions of AN B. Since the inspectors at the time of Ramses IX. but vorfanden an intact grave, the inside of it was probably not accessible.