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Valley of The Kings Tombs is the most famous historical tomb in the world, where the Pharaohs buried their kings during the 500 years in this region.
The Western Valley contains a few tombs, so the Eastern Valley is more famous. The Valley of the Kings includes more than 60 tombs, in addition to twenty unfinished tombs that are excavations.

The strong kings of the New Kingdom were buried under the top of a pyramid-shaped cliff that surrounded the valley.
Some non-royal, but high-ranking individuals were buried in the valley.

The pyramid was a symbol of eternal life and rebirth and was considered a sign of the gods. This area was under the control of Hathor: "The Lady of the West".

The pharaohs were burying their kings in the pyramids, but the ideas of the pharaohs changed and they moved their kings underground to the Valley of the Kings after repeated thefts, because of the isolated nature of this valley chosen as a place for the last rest of the kings.
The royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings are distinguished by their inscriptions and drawings from ancient Egyptian mythology illustrating the religious beliefs of that time.

The ancient Egyptians were concerned with preserving the body, embalming it, and placing it in a safe place for the afterlife.
 The first ruler of the modern state who was buried in the Valley of the Kings was Thutmose I, the third king of the Eighteenth Dynasty.
The most prominent of those buried in the Valley of the Kings are Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Ramses I, Ramses II, Ramses IV, Ramses VI, and IX, King Ay and Horemheb, Seti I, Seti II, and Merneptah.

This location is because the sun god descends (dies) on the western horizon in order to be reborn and rejuvenated on the eastern horizon, and the Valley of the Kings is divided into the eastern and western valleys.

The most important tombs in the Valley of the Kings:
One of the most famous tombs is "Tutankhamun's tomb" which was discovered in 1922, where its treasures were discovered completely without any damage, on its walls written in hieroglyphs, "Death will strike with its poisonous wings whoever disturbs the peace of the king," and this sentence was the reason for the spread of the legend of "the curse of the pharaohs ".

Tutankhamun's Tomb

Tutankhamun's Tomb

There are some accounts that say that 40 people who tried to discover this tomb died of illogical reasons, including Lord Carnarvon.

2- Tomb of the sons of Ramses II:

It is the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings, covering an area of ​​1266.47 square meters, and the date of its discovery in 1825, and within it 120 burial chambers were found. The cemetery was restored in 1994, and the cemetery appeared as a stage in one of the releases of the popular Tomb Raider game, The Last Inspiration.

3- Tomb of Yuya and Tuya:
It is a non-royal tomb belonging to a married couple of nobles who lived during the reign of the Eighteenth Dynasty, namely Yuya and Tuya, the parents of Queen Tiye, the wife of Amenhotep III, and the grandparents of Queen Nefertiti. The tomb was discovered in 1905, and it is one of the richest tombs in the valley.

4- Tomb of Amenhotep II:

More than 12 royal mummies were found inside the tomb, and they are Thutmose IV, Amenhotep III, Seti II, Siptah, Merneptah, Ramses IV, Ramses V, Ramses VI, and an unknown mummy of a woman called the "Old Lady", likely to be a mummy Queen Tiye, and another mummy likely belonged to King Nakht.

5- Tomb of Ramses IV:

It is one of the most beautiful tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and at the top of the entrance to the cemetery stands the golden disk of the sun, which represents the "god Ra", a symbol of power. And Pharaonic inscriptions represent the sun's journey in the underworld, and there are Coptic scenes on the right wall of the entrance corridor, showing that some Copts were using tombs as a shelter during the days of religious persecution at the time of the spread of Christianity.
6- Tomb of Seti I:
It is the deepest and the longest among all the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, extending for a distance of approximately 137 meters, and comprising all 11 rooms, and was discovered in 1817.

You can visit the Valley of the Kings by booking your trip through Egypt Travel Package, and you can discover some of the archaeological sites there through Egypt day tours. If you are fond of tales of ancient Egyptian history, you can visit the oldest cities, Luxor and Aswan, through Luxor and Aswan.

You can enjoy the beaches of the Red Sea through Sharm El Sheikh Excursions, and see the most beautiful coral reefs and colorful fish on the beaches of Hurghada by booking a Hurghada day tour.

 discover the ports and shores in Egypt with Egypt shore excursions., and explore our various options of Alexandria Shore Excursion tours,  Start your vacation with a Port Said shore excursion. visit the Mediterranean Sea to see the beautiful coral reefs there, and relax with the best Egypt ports like shore excursions from Safaga that head to Aswan and Luxor to visit the best classic Egypt tours and the ancient temples, you can do some activities in Egypt like ride a ''Telefriqe'' through Sokhna shore excursions.

you will get excellent service, accommodations, and professionally-planned tours to explore and discover ancient Egyptian history and current history of Egypt through Luxor day tours and you can discover the hidden secrets of the land of pharaohs by booking Aswan day tours. and take adventures through our Egypt desert safari tours.

The history of the Pharaohs is a mysterious world whose details have yet to be revealed, full of secrets and dramatic tales. If you love the tales of the ancient Egyptians, be sure to visit the "Valley of the Kings" in Luxor, Egypt.

Enjoy your Egypt New year packages and Christmas from Egypt Christmas tours. you can visit different attractions in Egypt during your Egypt easter holidays tours. Enjoy your vacation in Egypt through our luxury Nile River cruise tours to learn about the different things to do in Luxor. you can visit El Minya through Cairo day tours and Excursions, an amazing trip, and sandboarding through the day tour to Fayoum from Cairo.

you can book some of our Tours from Cairo day tours from the Airport like the historical tours including the Coptic Cairo tour covering Islamic Cairo, and old churches including the Hanging Church trips. You can spend a Half-Day in Egypt visiting the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and riding camels while touring around the pyramid. Check out our Classic Egypt Tours, carefully made to nourish the adventurer soul you have. 

There is the Tomb of Nefertari the unbelievable tomb till now. The tomb impressed its all visitors and their opinions were that visiting Nefertari's tomb is an amazing experience and well worth the cost, and as seasoned travelers of archaeological places, They remain it as one of their favorites.

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You can only visit three tombs with a basic Valley of the Kings ticket (except from a few special ones, which I'll explain momentarily), so make sure you pick wisely. Only 18 of the total 63 graves are ever made accessible to the general public. Even then, they were never used simultaneously.

The Valley of the Kings is home to over 60 known tombs, although discoveries continue to be made. These tombs were constructed for pharaohs, including famous rulers like Tutankhamun and Ramesses II, as well as other high-ranking individuals.


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