The Valley of the kings is considered as a valley in Upper Egypt where the Pharaohs of the new kingdom buried for almost 500 years, from the 16th to 11th century before Christ, its rock-cut tombs were cut into the pharaohs mountain.
The Valley of the Kings, or also called: Wadi El Muluk in Arabic, usually visited during the peak of Egypt Travel Packages and Egypt Day Tours. Known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings and is considered as a valley in Upper Egypt where the Pharaohs of the new kingdom buried for almost 500 years, from the 16th to 11th century before Christ, its rock-cut tombs were cut into the pharaohs mountain.
Valley of the kings is a gorge of generic, red rock, but it is hidden under the earth are the tombs of approximately 70 pharaohs. Excavation is continuous in some of them, but many of those tombs are open to the visitors on a rotation plan, in order to allow the restoration process. Witnessing the elaborate paintings on the walls of the tombs and imaging the exacting method needed to build them is well-deserving of the visit even in the high-temperature time of the year.
It is discovered on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor and is considered the most famous place for the unparalleled collections of tombs and interesting ancient ruins. The location buts it as one of the most highlighted places for exploring ancient Egyptian History. Egyptologists have been mopping the area of the Valley of the Kings for centuries, and it continues to surprise them even till now.
The most valuable discovery in the Valley of the Kings has kept archeologists busy for almost two centuries. If all of the tombs here were open to the visitors, it would have been difficult to really make it to all of them, but fortunately, the possibility of such a huge task is excreted for you.
Tourism authorities only open a few of the tombs at a time to allow for a frequent sequence of maintenance and repair. But, there are sure to be some notable tombs open at any one time. Be cautious to heed the advice of your guide or guidebook on which ones to enter.
The most popular tombs are not certainly the most exciting, and a ticket to the Valley of the Kings allows you to enter three tombs. A separate ticket is needed to enter Tutankhamun’s tomb, although you may find it a frustrating site, especially given the additional cost.
Throughout the New Kingdom’s era of ancient Egyptian history (1539-1075 B.C.), the Valley of the Kings was the only main burial ground for most of the royal pharaohs. The most well-known pharaohs buried there were Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II. Also, you will find the tombs of most of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties queens, high priests, and other creams of that epoch.
And to mention that Tutankhamun was a comparably insignificant pharaoh, made famous by the fact that his tomb is the only one at the valley that was discovered intact, not by the greatness of his tomb comparative to the others. Those contents are now on exhibition in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo.
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