The Valley of Kings – Tourist Guide, Pictures

Valley of the Kings

One of the most Attractive place to visit in Egypt is known as Valley of Kings. gods of Egyptian people are buried there. Valley of kings is best place for tourists and millions of tourists gave4.5 reviews when they visit the Valley of kings due to its architecture monuments and statues. The Valley of the Kings is a huge burial site at Mount El-Qurn, were buried in the various Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty of up 20. The whole area belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage.


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The Valley of the Kings Information

The Valley of the Kings winds up surrounded by steep cliffs around the mountain Qurn opposite the city of Karnak. The area is the largest necropolis in Egypt. To date, more than graves were found. Although the area in the course of the centuries was repeatedly visited by grave robbers and treasure hunters, the researchers bargain many valuable discoveries that shed light on life in the ancient civilization along the Nile in the modern era. An underground tunnel in the rock was driven for the tombs of the Kings, which ended in the burial chamber of the Egyptian ruler. There, the sarcophagus of the Pharaoh’s embalmed body was suspended. Precious grave goods should accompany the King on the way to the afterlife. The found artifacts have huge meaning for the modern understanding of Egyptian culture.

Valley of the Kings History

The so far most significant discovery in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, managed the British Egyptologist Howard Carter when he discovered the nearly intact tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The King lived around 3,300 in the country on the Nile and already ascended the throne at the age of eight. He was a ruler of the 18th dynasty and ruled from 1347 until 1339 BC before he died at a young age in the age between 18 and 20 years. In the Pharaoh’s Tomb, Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s extensive offerings that are spared from the access by looters in addition to the Mummy. Everyday objects belonged to the finds, furniture, deities and numerous decorated with gold leaf and gold utensils. The golden death mask of Pharaoh, who covered him from the head to the breast is considered to be one of the most important finds. Also was the gilded throne of the sovereign, as well as parts of chariots, weapons, and household items salvaged. The precious treasures are now kept in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.


The oldest Tomb in the Valley of the Kings is the tomb of Pharaoh of Thomas’s I. He reigned between 1530 and 1520 BC. He was probably the first King, derived from the traditional pyramid burial and chose a new, smoother form of burial. Since only a tunnel underground, the tomb was easier to guard, and the break-up of the burial chambers caused difficulties greater than potential looters. Also, the remoteness on the edge of the desert was a further point, which was taken into account when selecting the place of burial. All previously discovered tombs were looted on the tomb of Tutankhamun. The youngest so far discovered tomb is associated with Ramesses XI., who ruled the country between 1100 and 1085 BC. Thus, all Egyptian pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings were buried over a period of nearly 500 years.


The Valley of kings is now one of the largest tourist attractions in Egypt. However, only a small part of the tombs for the visitor traffic is open and freely accessible. The reason is the rising humidity, which is due to the flow of visitors. This sustained damage including wall paintings. For this reason, the 3,000-year-old tomb of SETI I is closed for years. The more than 140-meter long burial chamber is decorated with ornate murals and for this reason, is called the “Sistine Chapel of Egyptian art.” This burial ground is the largest so far found the tomb of an Egyptian Pharaoh. With the purchase of a ticket, you get access to three grave sites currently. A separate ticket is required for the visit of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The films and photographing were allowed in the Valley of the Kings for years only to a very limited extent. Since 2009, The Valley of kings is no longer allowed to carry cameras with them to visitors.

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