Valley of the Kings

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Valley of the Kings

A narrow valley of east-central Egypt near the site of ancient Thebes between Karnak and Luxor. The valley contains the tombs of numerous pharaohs of the XVIII, XIX, and XX Dynasties, including that of Tutankhamun.

Val′ley of the Kings′


n.
a valley on the W bank of the Nile near the site of Thebes: necropolis of many rulers of ancient Egypt. Also called Val′ley of the Tombs′.
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Luxor alone has one third of the world's ancient monuments such as the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the Temple of Deir al-Bahri.
He is at present the director of the Italian expedition in the excavations, which are taking place in the Valley of Kings.
1924: English explorer Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of Kings.
But behind the crime boss that makes all three of them battle for public entertainment lurks a far more ruthless enemy--one whose reach and boundless greed threatens not only their lives, but also the entire Valley of Kings.
The 11kg burial mask made of pure gold, along with the pharaoh's almost intact tomb, was discovered by British archaeologists Howard Carter and George Herbert in the Valley of Kings in South Egypt in 1922.
He has hosted more than 180 shows, including Cage Warriors at the NEC in Birmingham and Valley of Kings at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.
Can we imagine Egypt without the pyramids, the Valley of Kings or Queens, without Old Cairo, without Karnak?
Gabrielle de la Fair life experiences in Egypt resulted not only in her political commentaries about the most disturbing events which happened during the previous years in the Middle East, but also in this novella: "Initiation in the Valley of Kings.
During their travels, Katarin observed that many tomb entrances and some passages in the Valley of Kings and Queens were located on, or aligned along, zones of fracture concentration.
Top 10 World Heritage sites for visitors: 1 Monte Alban; 2 Avebury; 3 Herculaneum, Italy; 4 Forbidden City, China; 5 Angkor, Cambodia; 6 Pech Merle caves, France; 7 Taj Mahal, India; 8 Petra, Jordan; 9 Valley of Kings, Egypt; 10 Great Pyramids, Egypt
Hatshepsut, the greatest woman monarch of the ancient world, is buried in the Valley of Kings, across the Nile from Luxor in southern Egypt.
The early death of the teenage pharaoh, who was mummified around 1324 BC aged aroud 19, has remained a mystery since the discovery of his tomb in Egypt's Valley of Kings in 1922.