Luxor's Valley of the Kings is perhaps the most interesting commemorative place in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor. On one side is the vibrant city of Luxor, on the other side is the ridiculous valley of the rock, here is the Pharaoh - ancient The last habitat of the Egyptian rulers, with more than 60 pharaoh's tombs built between the 16th and 11th centuries BC.
The Valley of the Kings is divided into the East Valley and the West Valley. Most important tombs are located in the East Valley. There is only one mausoleum in West Valley open to the public: the tomb of Ittute Ay (the successor to Tutankhamun). There are also many other important tombs in West Valley, including Amenhotep III, but they are still not open to the public during the excavation process.
In numerous tombs, the walls and ceilings are covered with beautifully carved murals, and many patterns and hieroglyphs are still very clear. Although it has been thousands of years, the color is still very beautiful, lifelike, as if you are not entering the tomb, but the exquisite art gallery.
The Valley of the Kings buried almost all the emperors of the ancient Egyptian civilization. From the rise of the new dynasty, the establishment of a new center of faith, to the corruption and betrayal of the high priests, the mass graves began to be tombed, and witnessed an era of departure and decline. The Valley of the Kings is not completely open to tourists, because there are so many mysteries here. Many of the tombs are only used for archaeological research. Even so, the open tombs have already made us feel amazed, complicated and preserved murals. As if to pull you back to that era, telling you about the king's great achievements and the beliefs of the times.
In Egypt, in addition to the world-famous pyramids, there is also a place that countless tourists yearn for, that is, the Emperor Valley. It is 700 km south of Cairo and 7 km on the west bank of the Nile. A large desert area across the river from modern cities such as Luxor is the seat of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes. The Valley of the Kings is located in an uninhabited limestone gorge not far from the Thebes site. For centuries, the pharaohs laid graves on these cliffs on the west bank of the Nile to house their precious bodies, and there were many huge colonnades and temples. It used to be a majestic tomb group with more than 60 imperial tombs, buried between the 17th Dynasty of Egypt and the 64th Pharaoh during the 20th Dynasty, including Thutmose III and Amenhotep II. The most famous pharaohs, such as Seti I and Ramses II.
The Great Tickets for the Valley of the Kings (100 Egyptian pounds) are only allowed to watch 3 tombs (for protection, see a tomb will make a hole, and when you hit three, you will be void), so it is very important to do your homework in advance. The three tombs recommended by
LP are Ramses I (KV16): the shortest tomb, but the murals are beautiful and the color is new
Thutmosis III (KV34): The tomb is special in structure and needs to climb in and out, murals are early Style, MUT is engraved in the stone, requires a flashlight, and the air is extremely poor.