THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS
The valley of the kings also
known as the valley of the gates of the kings is a royal burial site that
includes sixty-three tombs, Located in the Theban Hills on the West bank of the
river Nile in Luxor. Almost all pharaohs from the 18th dynasty till the 20th
dynasty were buried there as well as for some nobles.
The tomb of pharaoh Ramesses VII
was the first tomb that was discovered in the valley of the kings. The tombs
are decorated with the funeral rituals and beliefs of ancient Egypt. The most
impressive tomb is the one that belongs to Seti I. It was discovered by
Giovanni Battista Belzoni, considered the longest deepest, and the most
complete tomb in the valley.
His tomb reflects the highest
achievement in art and culture during his reign. Also his tomb is unique because
it is covered by colorful paintings that haven’t been seen before.