VALLEY OF THE KINGS



Valley of the Kings Map


No cameras are allowed in the Valley of the Kings so the images here have been borrowed from various sources.

VALLEY OF THE KINGS


The burial location of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings is a concentration of tombs overlooked by a natural pyramid shaped peak. To date some 63 tombs have been uncovered although many of them are of unknown subjects and most have been empty.

KV-11 - RAMESSES III

Considered the last great Pharaoh of the New Kingdom. Read more on the(Wiki link).

With this tomb we went straight before turning right and left back on the straight line again. Side room to the right as you went down. The burial chamber was unaccessible as in bad state.

KV-47 - SIPTAH

Successor to Seti II Siptah ruled for six years during the 19th dynasty. Read more on the(Wiki link).

Notable for the sarcophagus which we got to see.

KV-6 - RAMESSES IX

20th Dynasty Pharaoh. Read more on the(Wiki link).

This tomb had four side rooms not long after you entered. The pillared hall was undecorated and path fell away lower than the floor of the pillared hall.

KV-62 - TUTANKHAMEN


Possibly the most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings is one of the smallest. KV-62 The Tomb of Tutankhamen is only four rooms in size and has little to see except the wall paintings, the third gold coffin (the other two and death mask are in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo) and his mummy.

Read more on the(Wiki link).

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