Tomb KV6 is among the first tombs in the Valley of the Kings. It has been open since antiquity. Many inscriptions have been left by ancient visitors in the tomb. The tomb is the burial place of the Pharaoh Ramesses IX who ruled in the 20th Dynasty. The archeological findings however show that it was completed in a hurry since many corners were cut after Ramesses IXs death. Located in the central wadi KV6 has a total area of 105 meters and has a gate with a shallow descending ramp. Following this ramp there are three stretches of corridors with four side chambers two on both sides. However none of these four chambers is finished or decorated.

The tomb is said to have one of the largest entrances in the entire valley. Also the intention of cutting pilasters at the end of the entryway and presence of four side chambers is rare. The presence of a large two tiered pit in the burial chamber is another remarkable feature. KV6 is included among the last tombs of the Valley which feeatures a large amount of ornate decoration.
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
The far wall depicts Ramses on his barque, surrounded by a host of gods. The yellows, dark blues, and blacks used to decorate this chamber are visually striking and unusual among the tomb decorations in the Valley. While the sarcophagus itself has long since vanished, Ramesses IX's mummy was one of those found in the Deir el-Bahri cache in 1881.
18 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell