It was constructed in the great city of Thebes shortly after the reign of Tutankhamun for the Chief of Police and his wife. As Egypt's wealth declined, it was looted and reused several times over a period of a thousand years.
The Tomb's final use occurred around 9 BC, soon after the Roman conquest of Egypt, when it was sealed intact with the remarkable burial of an entire family.
The Tomb was excavated in 1857, but lost again as a village grew up over it. Today we are still learning about ancient Egyptian burial practices through objects found in the Tomb.