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Of all the tombs in the Valley of the Kings that are open to the public this is probably the most lavishly decorated.
In fact it is probably only surpassed by the tomb of Seti I, which is always closed.
As a result this is one of the most popular tombs for visitors.
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This is my most reccomended must see activity for Luxor. You MUST go to the valley of the kings to see all the tombs of the most famous Pharoes of Egypt. The Kings from Amose to Ramses XI or so tombs' are here. It is amazing to be inside these tombs. Ther walls are painted in great detail and some of the tombs even have a sarcofagus in it. The enterence tickey allows you to visit 3 different open tombs and if you want to visit Tut's tomb it costs extra.
Address: Valley of the Kings, Luxor area
On the left bank of the Nile on a very isolated spot you will find the vast Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. It's here that the kings & queens have been buried in vaults in the rocks. The graves are beautifully decorated with frescoes and hieroglyphs. It's not just graves, it's more like big underground rooms.
1) If you want to make pictures in the graves you will have to buy a license!
2) You will need a full day if you want to visit all the graves and the Temple of Hatchepsut.
Directions: west bank of the Nile
Almost all visitors to Luxor visit the Valley of the Kings on the opposite side of the Nile. It is well worth the trip to see the beautifully decorated tombs.
You have to pay to use your camera in the tombs and even then, you aren't allowed to use the flash so the only picture we took in the valley was this one. I believe that it is possible to take a video camera but the charge for using it is quite extortionate - about £10 I think.
Together with the Temple of Hatshepsut, these valleys are the tourist attraction. The top attraction in the Valley of the Kings is the tomb of Tutankhamun, and your wallet will feel it... EGP40 for this one tomb. For EGP20 you can visit any three of the other tombs.
The top attraction in the Valley of the Queens is the tomb of Queen Nefertari, and a visit to hers costs an astonishing EGP100. For EGP12 you can visit the other tombs.
Important: Drink plenty of water, cover your head and especially: bring something salty (e.g. salty liquorice, crisps or Tuc biscuits) to eat. The heat is killing and drinking water is not enough. Be aware that you are in the middle of the desert! A few hours in the burning sun can cause salt deficiency, and believe me: it takes a while before you feel fine again...
Address: On Luxor's west bank
Directions: Tours can be booked from any travel agency.
Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone and have 3 corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber.
They are all electrically lighted which makes everything more impressive.
Address: Upper Egypt, Thebes
Directions: the west bank of the Nile
Scientists examine CAT Scan images of Tut.
A CAT Scan compiles multiple high-resolution images to form 3D images of Tut.
Famous Egyptologist Howard Carter found tomb of Tut Ankh Amon in 1922. Tut Ankh Amon when he had 19 years and the tomb is, they said, nothing special. His treasury is in National Museum in Cairo.
The previous two have just one hall leading down. This one has several more where you can see life of Ramesses IX painted on the walls.
The first tomb we entered was the easiest one. It is not too abrupt. All walls are painted and you can see sarcophagi at the bottom.
We had opportunity to visit three tombs: Ramesses' III and IX and Morenptah's. Here is a tend where you can have break and hide of the sun and take breath after you visited very humidity tombs.
You have to pay 20 Egyptian Pounds (7 E.P. = 1 Euro) for entrance in the Valley of the Kings. It includes visiting of three tombs.
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