Tomb of Ramesses I, Valley of the Kings
No. 16, the Tomb of Ramesses I. A wide flight of steps leads to the entrance.A sloping corridor and a steep staircase lead down to the tomb chamber, in the middle of which is the open coffin of the King, of red granite, with pictures and texts painted in yellow. The walls of the chamber are covered with colored scenes and inscriptions on a gray ground.Entrance wall: to left, Maat and Ramesses I before Ptah, behind whom is an Osiris pillar; to the right, Maat and the King making an offering to Nefertum, behind whom is the symbolic knot of Isis. Left hand wall: to the left of the door into a small side chamber, Ramesses I conducted by the dog headed Anubis and the falcon headed Harsiesis; to the right of the door and above it, the third section of the "Book of the Gates". First comes the gateway, guarded by the snake Zetbi; then the journey through the third division of the Underworld; in the middle the boat is being drawn by four men towards a long chapel, in which are the mummies of nine gods; then follow 12 goddesses representing the hours of the night, divided into two groups by a snake, ascending a mountain below which is a pond (indicated by zigzag lines). In the rear wall is a door leading into a small chamber, on the rear wall of which Osiris is depicted between a ram headed god and a sacred snake. Above the door are dog headed and falcon headed demons (the souls of Pe and Nekhen); to the right of the rear wall, Ramesses I dedicating four packages to the beetle headed sun god Amun-Re-Khepri; Harsiesis, Atum and Neith conducting the King to the throne of Osiris. On the right hand wall, in which is a door into a small undecorated side chamber, has scenes and texts from the second section of the "Book of the Gates".
Opening hours: 6am-5pm
Useful tips: Photography prohibited.