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.

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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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The valley of the King hath become the valley of Adommin.
com Luxor's hot air balloons take off at sunrise to fly over the wonders and splendors of the ancient historical sites of ancient Thebes, the temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
The Valley of the Monkeys is a section of the Valley of the Kings and is known as the Western Valley, but the area inhabitants called it the "Valley of the Monkeys" because of the paintings on one of the walls of the tomb of King Ay depicting 12 monkeys
Excavations for the search of Egyptian king Tutankhamun's wife Ankhesenamun's tomb started Tuesday in the Valley of the Kings, where the latter's tomb is believed to be located, as stated by Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass.
Hot air balloon trips, usually at sunrise over the Karnak and Luxor temples as well as the Valley of the Kings, are popular with visitors to Egypt.
On November 4, 1922, Howard Carter discovered the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharoah Tutankhamun - colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the Boy King" - in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
A visit to Howard Carter's house near the Valley of the Kings is available and the entrance fee is an additional cost of around PS4.
The cruise starts and ends in Luxor and visits some of Egypt's top sights including the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Luxor Temple, Edfu and Kom Ombo, Aswan including the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae.
But we are working in the Valley of the Kings, so we are expecting to find antiquities behind the wall.
Authors Weeks and Hetherington present students, academics, researchers, and archeology professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with an examination of best practices in archaeology site management learned from their work in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
The Valley of the Kings The Valley of the Kings is a truly remarkable site, one which has a great significance in Egyptian history.
Experts have always wondered why King Tut's final resting chamber in the Valley of the Kings, of which huge areas remain unexplored, was so small.