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Facts about The Tomb of Amenhotep II in The Valley of The Kings

  • 05 16, 2023

its ceiling was decorated with blue and shining stars in it, and the walls were decorated with colorful carvings on a yellow ground. The walls also bear a complete copy of a funeral book (Amdwat) or what is found in the afterlife, and this tomb was discovered by Victor Loret, Director General of Antiquities in 1898. 

In one of the side chambers of the tomb, an archaeological cache was found containing 9 mummies of other kings who were transferred to his tomb, includin

The Tomb of Amenhotep II in The Valley of The Kings

King Amenhotep II has much archaeological evidence in Luxor that confirms the power of this king, including a block of pink granite found in the Luxor Museum in the form of Amenhotep II on a chariot, and striking with his arrows that pierce copper. And also two statues in the form of a ram in front of the edifice of Queen Hatshepsut in the Temple of Karnak are attributed to him. He also established a botanical garden in the Temple of Karnak, as did his father, and he also has a funerary temple near the Temple of the Ramesseum on the western mainland, in which an Italian mission is currently working, in addition to his tomb, which is one of the greatest tombs archaeological.

The inscriptions found of King Amenhotep II confirm that he was a gifted and great athlete, with a strong forearm and muscular, and he was adept at rowing, archery, and horse riding. Amenhotep II ruled for 25 years, and he followed in the footsteps of his father, the great King Thutmose III. To him, princes and kings of all Asian countries sent him gifts and gifts and declared their loyalty to him.

The tomb of Amenhotep II in the Valley of the Kings is one of the most beautiful and grandest tombs found in Luxor. It was carved into the rock and

g Thutmose IV, his son and grandfather Amenhotep III, Siptah, Merneptah, Rameses IV, V, VI, Seti II, and Six Nakht, in addition to the mummy of Amenhotep II, who was found inside his coffin and around his neck a wreath.

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There are several things visitors can experience when touring the tomb of Amenhotep II. Upon entering the tomb, they are able to admire its lavish wall paintings and carvings that have survived from ancient times, giving insights into the decorative styles and religious beliefs during the reign of this Pharaoh. Guided by knowledgeable tour guides, people can learn intricate details about the layout and historical significance of the tomb. They can also envision what the tomb would have looked like originally based on examining remnants of colors and hieroglyphic texts that line the corridors and chambers. Photographs are allowed within most areas, allowing people to capture and reminisce about the beautifully preserved architectural elements. Taking time to pause and observe surrounded by millennia old artworks helps transport visitors back to the period when the tomb was constructed as the final resting place for Amenhotep II in the glorious Valley of the Kings.

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