Egypt Valley of the Kings

           

 

 

  

 


 
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The Valley of the Kings is the place in Egypt where from 16th century BC to 11th century BC were built numerous tombs for the New Kingdom` s nobles and kings. This valley is situated on the Nile`s West bank, across from Luxor (the ancient Thebes), in the center of Theban necropolis. Two valleys, the West Valley and the East Valley are the parts of the wadi. The most of the royal tombs are situated in the East Valley. There are 63 tombs and chambers known in the Egypt`s Valley of the Kings, in 2005 being discovered a new chamber. The tombs vary from a complex one with more than 120 chambers to a simple pit. In the Egypt `s New Kingdom, this valley represented the main burial place for the most of the royal figures as well as for numerous privileged nobles. Scenes from the mythology of Egypt decorate the royal tombs and offer information about the funerary rituals and the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians. In antiquity many of these tombs were robbed but their remains can offer some details regarding the rulers` power and opulence. Beginning with the 18th century in the Valley of the Kings have been many Egyptological and archaeological explorations. The tombs situated here are a continue stimulation for archeologists and not only. The valley together with the Theban Necropolis, become a heritage site of the world in 1979. More, the Valley of the Kings represents one of the world`s most known archaeological sites. The discovery of the Tutankhamun`s tomb represents the reason for which this place became a famous one in the modern times. A new centre for tourists has been opened and in the valley the conservation, excavation and exploration still continue.

 
 

 

Egypt Valley of the Kings

 

 
   

 

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