Important burials in the Valley of the Kings (abbreviated KV) include Tutankhamen (KV-62), Ramses II (KV-7), and the earliest of the tombs, Thutmose I (KV-20). While many of the tombs were opened shortly after their use, others were discovered in the 19th centuries by explorers such as Giovanni Belzoni, Victor Loret, Theodore Davis, and, of course, Howard Carter.
Baker, Rosalie F. and Charles F. Baker III. 2001. Ancient Egyptians: People of the Pyramids. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Dodson, Aiden. 1996. Valley of the Kings in Brian Fagan (ed). 1996. The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology.