Valley of the Kings in Luxor

Valley of the Kings

Located on the western bank of the Nile in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings contains one-third of the world’s monuments.

 

Valley of the Kings

 

the Valley of the Kings contains the most famous historical tombs in the world.

where the Pharaohs buried their kings for 500 years.

The Valley is known as the “Great Funeral City” and named by the Hieroglyphics (Ta Secht Maat) Means the Great Valley.

The number of tombs discovered about 63 cemeteries, both royal and non-royal.

There are 15 tombs allow to Enter

The tombs

Included on the main Entrance tickets :

Ramses III – Ramses VII – Merenptah Tomb – Seti II – Tomb of Siptah -Tomb of Ramses IX –

Tomb of Tausert or Setnakhte

Extra tombs:

Tomb of King Tutankhamen – Tomb of Seti I – Ramesses VI

Tomb of Tutankhamun

One of the most famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings is the tomb of Little ” King Tutankhamun“, which caused a stir in the world when it discovered by Howard Carter.

Scientists believe that the ancients chose the Valley of the Kings to be the place to commemorate them before moving to the other life.

That’s because of the pyramid shape of the mountain, which is about 300 meters high.

Tomb of Ramses VI

In one of the most beautiful tombs in the Valley of the Kings lies the tomb of No. 2 on the right side of the road outside the direct entrance barrier. The tomb, which looted by thieves in ancient times, not found in the mummy of Ramesses IV.

Above the entrance to the tomb stands the golden sun disk, which represents the “God Ra” symbol of power, and on both sides of the solar disk, we see Isis and Nephthys.

Inside the cemetery, there is a large granite ark, which is more than 10 feet in length and 7 feet wide, and a height of more than 8 feet.

The ceiling of the room has a drawing of the goddess Note, with its starry body, and behind the burial chamber.

Tomb of Seti I

Egypt’s Pharaoh, Seti I, the second king of the Nineteenth Dynasty, was one of the most beautiful tombs with wall engraving and decoration.

And the cemetery is the longest and deepest among all the tombs of the Valley of the Kings so far, as it extends for a distance of approximately 137 meters and includes eleven rooms of high-quality reliefs.

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