Tomb of Ramesses V and VI (KV9)
Burial place of Ramesses V and VI (KV9; additional ticket required) it is situated above the tomb of Tutankhamun, which was buried with rubble from the upper tomb. The tomb of Ramses was a tourist attraction already in Roman times, when it was called the tomb of Memnon. He examined it and cleaned it only in 1881 r. George Daressy. The burial chamber has not been completed, there are also no additional rooms. The order to build was given by Ramesses V, son of Ramesses IV and queen Tentipet, who died of smallpox after a reign of about two years at the age of thirty. It is not known, why his tomb was taken by Ramesses VI, son of Ramesses III and queen Iset. He was known for appropriating numerous monuments. The mummies of Ramesses V and VI were placed in the tomb-hiding place.
The tomb has a plan typical of the 20th Dynasty and an exceptionally rich and interesting iconographic repertoire.
Almost all the religious books of the Egyptians are on the walls, like the Book of the Day and the Book of the Night, Book of Gates, Book of Amduat and Book of Re.
In first, the second and third corridors are the texts of the Book of Gates and the Book of Caves. In the beginning, Ramses VT offers a lamp to Re-Horacht. On the other side there are reliefs from the Book of Caves.
The winged solar disk is visible in the doorway to the second corridor.
Overhead, through all the corridors, there is a ceiling with astronomical images.
In the second corridor on the left you can see Osiris, and on the other side – venom-spitting cobra and the catfish-headed gods in the Book of the Caves. In the third corridor, Re's solar barge approaches the seventh gate, for which 12 of the gods is holding a rope with whips and heads.
On the far wall is a procession of the pharaoh. The third corridor ends with a shaft and runs down to a room with four pillars. This part of the tomb is decorated with the eighth and ninth parts of the Book of Gates and the Book of Caves. On the pillars, Ramses VI makes offerings to Khonsu, Amon-Re, goddess Meretseger, Ptah-Sokar and Re-Horachte. The walls are decorated with the final fragments of the Book of Gates and part of the Book of Caves.
In the fourth and fifth corridors is the Book of Amduat, a w westybulu – passages from the Book of the Dead. Winged snakes keep watch over the fourth corridor – boginie Nechbet i Neit (on the left) and the goddess Meretseger and Selkit (on the right). The walls show the introductory and middle sections of the Book of Amduat, and the texts of the Book of Re and the Book of the Day and the Book of the Night begin on the ceiling. The fifth corridor is decorated with chapters from the Book of Amduat. In the small vestibule you can see the texts of the Day Exit Book along with the so-called. A negative confession. On the ceiling, the pharaoh is riding a boat day and night, and Osiris rises from Mar.. Further on, the burial chamber opens, covered with texts and illustrations of the Book of the Earth, with the sun disc as the leitmotif. The Book of the Day and the Book of Night are placed on the ceiling, illustrated with a double representation of the goddess Nut as the day and night sky (the myth about the birth of the Sun from the body of a goddess). Ramses is seen making offerings, and on the back wall fragments of the Book of Aker. Aker, god of the Underworld, he chained the evil serpent Apophis. Re, as a sheep-headed scarab, floats across the sky in its barge of sunshine. A black granite sarcophagus was smashed by treasure hunters (it was reconstructed in 2003 r.), who damaged the mummy of Ramesses VI.