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Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings

 

7 BEST TOMBS TO VISIT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS
(WITH MAP AND PHOTOS)

Here are my recommended 7 BEST TOMBS to visit in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor (with map and photos).

Also, if you are planning a trip to Luxor, then make sure to check out my post: Perfect 2-Day Itinerary in Luxor.

 

 

THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS –

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT

 

 

I put together a list my travel-tested tips, and things I wish I knew before going to see tombs in Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Check it out before heading to the Valley of the Kings and find out how to buy tickets, save time, avoid lines, and how to make your visit efficient and memorable.

 

INTREPID SCOUT’S TIP:

READ: The Valley of the Kings – What You Need to Know Before You Visit

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WHO WAS BURIED IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

The Valley of the Kings is a valley nestled on the west bank of the River Nile at Luxor.

For a period of nearly 500 years, from the 16th to the 11th century BC, known as the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, the Valley of the Kings was home to tombs of pharaohs, such as Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II tomb, as well as queens, high priests, and other elites of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties.

 

HOW TO GET TO THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

  • WITH A PRIVATE GUIDE AND DRIVER

Honestly, having a driver and a tour guide is the best option of visiting the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. This option gives you the total flexibility. You can decide how many tombs you are going to visit and which ones you might select.

By the way, the guides are not allowed inside the tombs. But, it is not the problem. My guide spent time with me before I entered each tomb. He highlighted the important facts about each of the pharaohs tombs and pointed what to pay attention to. In addition, he had pictures of the inside areas of the tombs, so it made it easier for me to remember what I should pay close attention to once I entered the tomb.

Now, if you are staying in one of the hotels in Luxor, your hotel will be more than happy to arrange for you a driver and a guide. Needless to say, this is an expensive option, but it is all worth it.

  • ON A TOUR

There are numerous tours offered that will take you to the Valley of the Kings. The best way to find one of the good tour groups is ask your hotel for some recommednations. It is probably one of the least expensive options. But, it does not give you much flexibility.

  • BY TAXI

Another option is to just book a taxi and head to the Valley of the Kings. You will always be able to hire a guide right at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings.

 

HOW MANY TOMBS IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS ARE OPEN

 

There are around 65 tombs that have been excavated so far. However, there are 11 tombs in valley of the kings tombs open to public.Here is an updated and confirmed (by my tour guide) list of 11 open tombs:

  1. Ramses VII – Tomb KV1
  2. Ramses IV – Tomb KV2
  3. Ramses IX – Tomb KV6
  4. Ramses V and Ramses VI – Tomb KV9
  5. Merenptah – Tomb KV8
  6. Ramses III – Tomb KV11
  7. Tausert-Setnakht – Tomb KV14
  8. Seti II – Tomb KV15
  9. Seti I – Tomb KV17
  10. Siptah – KV47
  11. Tutankhamun – KV62

 

Although, all the artifacts inside the tombs were looted long time ago, you will be still amazed by the beautifully decorated walls and ceilings inside the tombs.

 

TOMB ROBBERS IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

The tombs of the great kings and nobles of Egypt were built to safeguard the corpse and possessions of the deceased for eternity and yet, while many have endured for thousands of years, their contents often disappeared relatively quickly.

Tomb robbers in ancient Egypt were recognized as a serious problem as early as the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 – c. 2613 BCE) in the construction of the pyramid complex of Djoser (c. 2670 BCE).

The burial chamber was purposefully located, and the chambers and hallways of the tomb filled with debris, to prevent theft, but even so, the tomb was broken into and looted; even the king’s mummy was taken.

Source: World History

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO TOMB ROBBERS IN VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

Despite the numerous safety precautions taken to safeguard the tomb, such as trip wires, traps, holes, and decapitation wires, tomb robbing was a thriving part of ancient Egyptian society.

Since only the initial robber was considered to be the desecrater, once a tomb had been opened and defiled, further robberies were inconsequential.

Many times, robbers were never caught, particularly when nobles or royalty were involved. However, when a tomb robber was nabbed, punishment was harsh and severe. As a crime, robbery was punished by death, which usually meant being burned alive or decapitated and impaled.

Source: Ancient Egypt Online

 

VALLEY OF THE KINGS: THE LOST TOMBS

 

 

Make sure to watch ‘Valley of the Kings: The Lost Tombs‘. It is an awesome documentary available on discovery+ and Discovery Channel!

Most visitors to Egypt will visit the famous Valley of the Kings, a site that has produced more than 60 famous Egyptian tombs, including the untouched, treasure filled tomb of the Boy King, Tutankhamun. But Egypt Valley of Kings is actually two separate branches, East and West.

Despite more than 200 years of excavation in this area, the Western Valley of the Kings has remained mostly forgotten…until now.

In the biggest Egyptian excavation ever attempted, a team of archaeologists, led by world-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, are going into the Western Valley of the Kings to uncover a new chapter in Ancient Egypt’s most fascinating story.

Source: Discovery Channel 

 

 

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VISIT THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

First of all, the general ticket costs 240 EGP. It covers the entrance to three of the following tombs:

  1. Ramses VII – Tomb KV1
  2. Ramses IV – Tomb KV2
  3. Ramses IX – Tomb KV6
  4. Merenptah – Tomb KV8
  5. Ramses III – Tomb KV11
  6. Tausert-Setnakht – Tomb KV14
  7. Seti II – Tomb KV15
  8. Siptah – KV47

Second, you can purchase extra tickets. Here is the list of the tombs that you need an extra ticket to enter and prices:

  1. Ramses V and Ramses VI – Tomb KV 9 – 100 EGP
  2. Seti I – Tomb KV17 – 1,000 EGP
  3. Tutankhamen – KV62 – 300 EGP

 

Now, what ticket should you buy to see the tombs in the Valley of the Kings? 

 

It all depends how much time you have devoted to exploring the Valley of the Kings.

The majority of the tourists buy the general ticket and tour three tombs.

However, if you are short on time and you would rather not splurge on the extra tickets, but rather focus on the three pharaoh tombs included in the general ticket, then, I am recommending that you visit the tombs of: Ramses III, Ramses IV, and Tausert-Sethnakht.

 

 

MAP OF THE 7 BEST TOMBS TO VISIT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
The map with 7 best tombs to visit in Egypt Valley of the Kings.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Check out the complete list of pharaohs buried in the Valley of the Kings!

 

 

NUMBER 1

THE TOMB OF SETI I – KV17 – 

MOST SPECTACULAR TOMB IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

Seti 1 tomb is, in my opinion, unquestionably, the most spectacular of all the king tombs found in Luxor Valley of the Kings.

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
Seti i tomb is the most spectacular tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

 

First of all, it is the one of the longest tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings at 450 feet.

Next, it is the deepest of all the tombs at more than 200 feet.

Moreover, it is composed of 11 chambers.

 

 

Seriously, it does get better!

Every chamber and passage in the tomb of Seti I is beautifully decorated with the most exquisite reliefs!

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
Each wall of every chamber and passage in the tomb of King Seti 1 is beautifully decorated with exquisite reliefs.

 

What you will notice right away, is that the quality of the carvings is superior.

The details are amazing and the colors are rich and vibrant.

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
The tomb of King Seti I in the Valley of the Kings.

 

 

Hands down, it does gets even better!

The tomb culminates in a massive burial chamber with an amazing arched ceiling.

Needless to say, the paintings on the ceiling are absolutely stunning!

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
The tomb of King Seti I in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

Image Source: Jean-Pierre Dalbera via Flickr

 

The paintings on the ceiling depict astronomical scenes.

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
The Tomb of King Seti I in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

Image Source: Jean-Pierre Dalbera via Flickr

 

 

WHO WAS KING SETI ?

  • Seti I reigned from 1290 to 1279 BC.
  • In the early years of his reign, Seti led his army northward to restore Egyptian prestige, which had been partly lost during the troubled years of the late 18th dynasty. He battled in northern Palestine and Syria and fought at least one battle with the Hittite king Muwatallis; he subsequently concluded a peace treaty that may have established the frontier at Kadesh
  • Seti did much to promote the prosperity of Egypt. He fortified the frontier, opened mines and quarries, dug wells, and rebuilt temples and shrines that had fallen into decay or been damaged; and he continued the work begun by his father on the construction of the great hypostyle hall at Karnak, which is one of the most impressive monuments of Egyptian architecture.
  • Another important work is his memorial temple at Abydos, which he dedicated to Osiris and six other deities and decorated with reliefs of great delicacy on which much of the original colour remains.

 

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

 

 

Mummy of Seti I
Side view of the mummy of Seti I, 19th Dynasty. Cairo Museum. Photo by Emile Brugsch.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons 

 

 

NUMBER 2

THE TOMB OF RAMSES IX – KV6 –

MOST POPULAR TOMB TO VISIT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

The tomb of Ramses IX is one of the most famous tombs in Egypt Valley of the Kings.

It is situated near the entrance to the main section of the Valley of the Kings. As a result, it is usually the first tomb that everyone visits. Besides, it has a gently sloping shaft, that is an easy hike on the way back.

It is not known when the tomb was first discovered. Although, it has some Greek and Roman graffiti on the walls.

Even though Ramses IX reigned for 18 years, his tomb was only about half-way finished.

As you enter, you will notice that the first corridor has beautiful decorations, however as you continue through the rest of the passages, you will see more of the unfinished sections.

 

The tomb of King Ramses IX in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

 

You will pass through several corridors divided by lintels. Each of the lintels is beautifully decorated.

What caught my attention was the beautifully decorated outer lintel to the third corridor. It shows a sun disk. Inside the disk is a picture of a ram-headed god and a baboon. On each side, there is a picture of the worshipping king followed by gods and goddesses.

 

The tomb of king Ramses IX in the Valley of the Kings.

 

Moreover, you will be amazed by the astronomical ceiling which shows pictures of divine barques and processions of gods in yellow standing out sharply from the dark blue background.

 

The astronomical ceiling in the tomb of Ramses IX.
The astronomical ceiling in the tomb of Ramses IX.

 

Next, once you reach the entrance to the burial chamber, take your time to notice some of the interesting details.

Take a look at the soffit. It shows a sun disk with a ram-headed god adored by four worshipping baboons.

 

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The ceiling of the burial chamber of Ramses IX.

 

Moreover, take a look at the vaulted ceiling with the beautiful picture of Nut, goddess of the sky, suspending the heavens over many standing and kneeling figures.

 

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The burial chamber of the tomb of Ramses IX.

 

One more beautiful relief that caught my eye on the way out showed Ramses IX surrounded by gods and goddesses sailing away to the afterlife. 

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
The King Ramses IX and his entourage sailing away to the afterlife.

 

 

NUMBER 3

THE TOMB OF RAMSES III – KV11 –

MOST INTERESTING AND BEST PRESERVED TOMB TO VISIT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

The tomb of Ramses III is the most interesting and the best preserved tomb in the Valley of the Kings. It is also called the Tomb of the Harpists due to scenes showing harpists playing.

It is interesting to know that king Ramses III was the second king of the 20th dynasty. He ruled Egypt fo 31 years and the next three rules of Egypt Ramses IV, Ramses V, and Ramses VI were all his sons. 

 

 

As soon as you enter the tomb of Ramses III, you can see the superior quality of the reliefs.

Make sure to catch a beautiful relief on the lintel leading to the first corridor. It features an image of a sun disk with scarab and a ram-headed god.

 

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The high quality reliefs in the tomb of Ramses III in the Valley of the Kings.
Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
The sun disk with scarab and ram-headed god on the lintel inside the first corridor.

 

 

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE  OF SCARAB IN EGYPT?

 

In ancient Egyptian religion the scarab was also a symbol of immortality, resurrection, transformation and protection much used in funerary art.

The life of the scarab beetle revolved around the dung balls that the beetles consumed, laid their eggs in, and fed their young represented a cycle of rebirth.

Source: Gem Rock Auctions

Tutankhamun’s breastplate with a scarab.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

As you walk through the corridors, take your time and admire the uniquely decorated walls.

 

The reliefs in the tomb of Ramses III in the Valley of the Kings.
The reliefs in the tomb of Ramses III in the Valley of the Kings.

 

The ceiling of the corridor is probably one of the most stunning decorations I have seen in all the tombs.

 

The ceiling decorations in the tomb of Ramses III.
The ceiling decorations in the tomb of Ramses III.

 

There are eight side-rooms along the length of this corridor and each one is decorated with interesting pictures.

 

The decorations inside the tomb of Ramses III.
The decorations inside the tomb of Ramses III in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

 

 

Finally, you will reach a hall with four pillars with a sloping floor.

 

The hall with four pillars inside the tomb of the king of Ramses III.

 

The hall with four pillars inside the tomb of the king of Ramses III in the Valley of the kings, Luxor.

 

The corridor descends further into the tomb towards a vestibule and the burial chamber.

However, here, a barrier closes the rest of the tomb to the visitors.

 

The tomb of Ramses III in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

 

 

HOW DID RAMSES III DIE?

 

Computed tomography scans revealed a deep cut in Ramesses III’s throat, probably made by a sharp knife.

During the mummification process, a Horus eye amulet was inserted in the wound for healing purposes, and the neck was covered by a collar of thick linen layers.

A 2011 Science Channel documentary had noted the bandages on the mummy’s throat and tied them to the assassination, a coup attempt blamed on one of the pharaoh’s wives in a bid to place her son, Pentawere, atop Egypt’s throne.

A mummy of a young man found in the pharaoh’s tomb turned out to possess genes tied to Ramses III, “strongly suggesting that they were father and son,” says the study. The young man, designated “E” in the study, may have been strangled.

Source: thebmj and USAToday

Head of mummy of pharaoh Ramesses III.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons 

 

 

 

NUMBER 4

THE TOMB OF RAMSES IV – KV2 –

BEST TOMB YOU CAN VISIT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS WITH GENERAL TICKET

 

The tomb of Ramses IV is the best tomb you can visit in the Valley of the Kings with General Ticket.

As soon as you enter the tomb of Ramses IV you will be able to see multiple examples of Greek, Latin and Coptic graffiti. In addition, during the nineteenth century, European explorers used the tomb as a dwelling while they investigated the sights in the Valley of the Kings.

 

The example of Coptic graffiti in the tomb of Ramses IV.

 

 

For me, what really stood out in the tomb of Ramses IV were the incredibly vivid colors. I was amazed by all the shades of ochre used on the walls and ceilings ranging from yellow to deep orange.

 

Inside the tomb of Ramses IV in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

 

Almost every inch of the space is used by decorations depicting the scenes from the Litany of Ra, the Book of Caverns, the Book of the Dead, the Book of Gates, and the Book of Nut.

 

The decorations inside the tomb of Ramses IV.

 

Once you reach the burial chamber, take a look at the ceiling. It is one of the most beautiful and unique decorations showing the earth god Geb supporting the sky goddess Nut.

 

Inside the tomb of Ramses IV in the Valley of the Kings.

 

 

In the burial chamber, you will be able to see a large stone sarcophagus.

 

 

 

NUMBER 5

THE TOMB OF RAMSES V AND RAMSES VI – KV9 –

TOP BEST TOMB IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS (after Seti I’s Tomb)

 

The tomb of Ramses V and Ramses VI is considered to be the top best tomb to visit in the Valley of the Kings (after Seti I’s tomb which requires the Extra Ticket).

My guide told me that the decorations starting at the entrance to the tomb were done by during the reign of Ramses V who ruled for just 4 years. It is not confirmed whether Ramses V was even buried in this tomb.

The tomb was completed by his successor Ramses VI.

 

The tomb of Ramses V and VI in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons 

 

The corridor will eventually lead you to a beautiful pillared hall. Here, you can see detailed scenes of the king making offering to various deities. Also, make a note of an amazing astronomical ceiling.

 

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Inside the tomb of Ramses V and Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons 

 

However, the highlight of this tomb is the burial chamber. First of all, it has a vaulted ceiling decorated with astronomical scenes. And, in the middle are the  broken remains of a large granite outer sarcophagus of Rameses VI.

 

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings
The burial chamber in the tomb of Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

Image Source: Tim Adams via Flickr

 

 

NUMBER 6

The TOMB OF TUTANKHAMUN (TUT) – KV62 –

MOST FAMOUS TOMB TO VISIT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

Hands down, the most famous tomb in the Valley of the kings is King Tut’s tomb. In my opinion, it is not the most glamorous tomb, however, it is definitely one of the most visited tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

 

 

King Tut’s early death necessitated a speedy burial. As a result, the tomb that he was buried in is much smaller than most of the tombs in the valley. It is possible, that the tomb was originally built for a lesser noble, but had to be used for King Tut.

 

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King Tut’s Tomb in the Valley of the Kings. It is definitely one of the most visited tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

 

 

WHAT WAS FOUND IN KING TUT’S TOMB?

King Tut’s tomb remained undiscovered for centuries.

It was mostly due to the fact that there are basically no records mentioning King Tut after his death.

In addition, the entrance to  his tomb was covered layers of debris mostly from tombs constructed after King Tut’s burial.

On November 4, 1922, British Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings.

It took Carter eight years to remove and catalog everything within. It included statues, gold jewelry, Tutankhamun’s mummy, chariots, model boats, canopic jars, chairs, and paintings.

Tutankhamun Tomb
The tomb of Tutankhamen

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Today a small fraction of the items found in King Tut’s tomb are on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Without doubt, the most famous item is King Tut’s burial mask.

The mask is one of the best-known works of art in the world. It is exqusitiley sculpted  King Tut’s mask weighs about 25 pounds and stands about 2 feet tall. This priceless treasure is composed of a solid gold base inlaid with semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, obsidian, and quartz.

 

King Tut's Burial Mask
King Tut’s Burial Mask

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Nowadays, you will be able to see beautifully decorated walls and ceilings depicting King Tut’s life and death. And, the highlight for everyone is King Tut’s mummified body.

 

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King Tut’s mummified body in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

 

 

WHO WAS KING TUT?

  • Tutankhamen, known as King Tut, was the 12th pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty. It is estimated that King Tut was in power from about 1332 to 1323 BC.
  • As my tour guide told me, King Tut was the son of Akhenaten, known as Amenhotep IV. The interesting fact about Amenhotep IV is that he forbade the worship of multiple gods in favor of one, Aten, the sun disk. Needless to say, his intent was to reduce the power of the priests. Additionally, Amenhotep IV moved the capital of Egypt from Thebes to Armana.
  • This shift in religion caused major power struggle. Eventually, Amenhotep IV was forced to abdicate and he died soon after.
  • Amenhotep IV’s 9-year old son, Tutankhamen, took over the throne. The old order was restored and the capital moved back to Thebes.
  • The study conducted in 2010 of King Tut’s DNA suggested that he had malaria. It is possible that the disease was the cause of his premature death at the age of 19. We know that he was disabled and required a cane to walk. There were several canes found in his tomb.

A canopic coffinette of king Tutankhamun of the 18th dynasty of Egypt from the 14th century BCE. It was discovered from his intact KV62 tomb. This object today forms part of the permanent collection of the Cairo Museum of Egypt.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

NUMBER 7

THE TOMB OF TAUSERT-SETNAKHT – KV14 –

LARGEST TOMB IN VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

The tomb of Tausert and Setnakht is the largest and most unusual tomb to visit in the Valley of the Kings. Also, it is a definitely a visually stunning tomb.

The toms consists of two complete burial chambers.

The first burial chamber belonging to Tausert, has eight pillars, an astronomical ceiling, and scenes from the Book of the Caverns. The corridors leading to the second burial chamber are decorated with scenes from the Amduat.

The second burial chamber belonging to Sentnakhat has eight pillars an astronomical ceiling, and scenes from the Book of Gates.

 

The Tomb of Tausert-Setnakht in the Valley of the Kings.

 

The tomb was originally built for Tausert, a queen and wife of Seti II. Tausert was one of the few queens who ruled Egypt as pharaoh. She was the second wife of Seti II. It was Seti II that ordered her tomb to be built. This was an honor given to very few queens. She was the last ruler of Dynasty 19.

 

The Tomb of Tausert-Setnakht in the Valley of the Kings.

 

Tausert was the second wife of Seti II. It was Seti II who ordered her tomb to be built. This was an honor given to very few queens.

Upon Seti II death, his son of Syrian wife, Siptah, ascended to the throne. Siptah ruled for about 6 years.

After Siptah death, Tausert formally ascended the throne of Egypt. There is not much information about her rule and when she died.

Tausert was the last ruler of Dynasty 19.

The tomb was eventually taken over and enlarged by King Setnakht, who succeeded Tausert.

 

The Tomb of Tausert-Setnakht in the Valley of the Kings.

 

 

 

INTREPID SCOUT’S POINTERS FOR THE BEST TOMBS TO VISIT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

 

That is quite a list of tombs to visit in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, right?

No problem! Here are my absolute three tombs you should visit in tthe Valley of the Kings:

  • First of all, Visit the tomb of Ramses V and VI, because it is the best tomb to visit with the General Ticket.
  • Second, go to the tomb of King Tut. It is not as glamorous as the other tombs in the Valley of the Kings, however it is the most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
  • Next, head to the tomb of Ramses IV. It is another good one to visit with the General Ticket.
  • Finally, if you can splurge, then, hands down, visit the tomb of King Seti I – KV17. It is simply breathtaking! However, to enter the tomb of Seti I you will need to purchase an Extra Ticket.

 

If you are looking for more ideas then check out some of my posts about Luxor:

Karnak Temple – Guide to Egypt’s Most Epic Temple 

The Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor – Top Tips for Visiting

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor – A Bucket List Experience 

 

Valley of the Queens Best Tombs

 

Are you planning on visiting the Valley of the Queens as well?

The Valley of the Queens contains at least 75 tombs that belonged to queens of the 19th and 20th dynasties as well as to other members of the royal families.

Four of the tombs are open for viewing. The most famous of of the four is the tomb of Nefertari.

The other tombs are those of Titi, Khaemwaset and Amunherkhepshef.

 

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Are you planning your trip to Egypt? Is the Valley of the Kings in Luxor in your Egypt itinerary?

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2020-12-14

I HAVE FOUND YOUR INFORMATION INVALUABLE. I TRAVELED 23 TIMES TO EGYPT FROM 1978-1997. I AM OF LEBANESE HERITAGE; TRAVEL FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO LEBANON DURING THE LEBANESE CIVIL WAR, SO I OPTED FOR EGYPT. THE PHOTOGRAPHS HEREIN INDICATE THAT MANY IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE SUCH AS LIGHTING, FLOORS, AND STURDY HAND RAILS INSIDE THE TOMBS. I PLAN TO VISIT EGYPT FOR MY 80TH BIRTHDAY IN 2022 WHEN THE PANDEMIC SHOULD BE OVER AND THE GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IS OPEN ON THE GIZA PLAIN. I HAVE INFORMATION THAT SOME SITES IN LUXOR HAVE HELP FOR THE HANDICAP.

    2020-12-14

    Hi Robert,
    I glad you found the information useful.
    Wonderful that you are planning your trip for 2022. I am ready to go back as well. The new museum is on my list.
    Safe travels, Robert!

Jody
2021-01-14

I am planning a liveaboard (dive) vacation and would like to maximize my Egypt time. I had hoped to take a day long tour out of Hurghada. There’s so much to see and do in each place I just don’t know where to begin, but your information has helped. Thank you for sharing.

    2021-01-15

    I am so glad you found some useful information! Good luck with planning your trip and let me know if I can help with anything.

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