Valley of the Queens, Luxor

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    Valley of the Queens

    by clairegeordio Written Dec 18, 2004

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    This was the resting place of more than 80 queens, royal princes and high court officials, a few kilometres from Valley of the Kings. Valley of the Queens was a lot less touristy than Valley of the Kings, with only what seemed like a handful of people there. One advantage is that you had the tombs more or less to yourselves, however, ‘guides’ took advantage of this by pointing everything out to you and expecting a tip at the end. Even though Nefertari’s tomb wasn’t open, it was still worth seeing the other tombs that were open: Amun-her-khepshef, Khaemwaset and Titi. Entrance fee : 20 LE (2 GBP) to see three tombs.

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    The Tomb of Queen Nefatari

    by SirAliztare Updated Nov 18, 2004

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    Uncovered not so long ago, by someone, the Tomb of Queen Nefatari offers the tourist a perfect opportunity to get out of bed early in the morning since it is only open for about 30 minutes each day at around 7 o'clock. Descending from the already warm heat of the Egyptian sun, one follows a passage down to the most ornately decorated tombs ever found. It is hard to believe that the paintings were devised over 2000 years ago because the use of colour is outstanding. Wandering around the chilly underground cavern one is transported a thousand miles away from the hum-drum life of the Nile Valley and back to an ancient and superstitious age where human life means less than table manners.

    Then it's time for breakfast.

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    Tomb of Nefertari, the best tomb in Egypt

    by sachara Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    In the Valley of the Queens are 75 tombs of queens and princesses of the 19th and 20 th dynasties. Only 5 tombs are open for the public. We visit them all, included the best tomb of Egypt, the tomb of Nefertari, discovered in 1904 and first opened for the public in 1995.
    Only 150 visitors a day are allowed to visit the tomb for 10 minutes only. "Take 5 minutes more, if you need" whispered the guard at the entrance at our early morning visit.
    Ramses II, the husband of Nefertari ordered to build this beautifull tomb. The paintings in the seven chambers have very bright colours. The scenes are portraying a charming woman with beautifull face in long white transparant garments.
    For many visitors it's a rather emotional experience to visit this tomb. I saw people with tears in the eyes and people who had to go out to take some fresh air before re-entering and looking at the breathtaking scenes again.
    At this moment I look at the booklet with all the amazing scenes and realise this is the best I've ever seen in Egypt. So, a really must see. It's worth the money.
    Entrance tomb Nefertari: 100 Egyptian pound
    Entrance 4 other tombs together: 12 Egyptian pound.

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  • Valley of the Queens

    by Mark_Harris Updated Jul 29, 2003

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    The Valley of the Queens is much smaller than the Valley of the Kings with only a handful of tombs open to the public.

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    A single ticket covers entry to all the tombs, except one...

    Tickets to Nefertari`s beautifully restored tomb must be bought seperately. In December 2000 these cost LE200 and were limited to just 100 tickets a day. You`ll need to be at the ticket office before it opens around 6:00 to stand any chance of getting a ticket as most are taken by tour groups.

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    Valley of the Queens

    by SumTingWong Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Located near the Valley of the Kings is the Valley of the Queens. This also has some amazing tombs, including that if the great Queen Nefertari, wife of ramese II. This tomb in in perfect condition is is AMAZING and you MUST go!!!!!!

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    Queens and more queens

    by DSwede Written Jan 6, 2006

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    Smaller than the Valley of the Kings, but in my opinion, more inspiring due to its placement in the mountain and equally as memorable. Well worth the time.

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