Restoration of the Sarcophagus Lid of Takhat in KV 10, Valley of the Kings

Over 200 fragments of a royal sarcophagus lid belonging to a 19th Dynasty queen called Takhat found in KV 10 needed to be conserved and consolidated. The tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings. The work was carried out in the Burial Chamber where the fragments were stored. Project Director: Dr. Lyla Pinch-Brock

Restoration of the Sarcophagus Lid of Queen Takhat in KV 10, Valley of the Kings Fragments of a pink granite sarcophagus lid re-inscribed for Queen Takhat were recovered from KV 10 during the removal of flood debris, part of an AUC project. The final clearance of the burial chamber in 2018 produced the last known fragments, and a piece from the foot end was recently identified in a monastery. We now have 90 percent of the lid. The fragments were moved into the burial chamber at the end of the 2018 season. The restoration, using steel /fiberglass pins and a two-part epoxy, was executed by restorer Lotfi Hassan assisted by archaeologist Lyla Pinch-Brock. Both have restored other royal sarcophagi in the Valley Of the Kings. The consolidation will ensure this valuable monument remains intact.

Project Details


Location: Luxor, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $21,741.76 Commencement Date: 07/2019 Project Status: Completed
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