Sightseeings

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.