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The tombs of the nobles in Luxor

The tombs in Luxor are some of the best, but least visited of the attractions in the West Bank. Located between the Ramesseum and temple of Hatshepsut necropolis of more than 400 tombs carved into a rocky hillside, a fully dedicated management team, governors, commanders and other leaders of small noblemen of the 6th dynasty to the Greco-Roman period.

The monumental building, built by the kings of Egypt, perfectly endured the test of time due to the huge size and source material. The tombs of the nobles is interesting that this monument is structurally different from traditional Egyptian attractions. The triumphal picture of the conquests of the pharaohs and their eternal life after death in the temples and Royal tombs of Luxor's magnificent, but somewhat monotonous. In these tombs you will find more modest descriptions of everyday life and work that were buried here. The image of life, nature and the everyday concerns provides a more complete picture about the everyday life of the ancient inhabitants of the country.

Well-researched and open to tourists the graves of the various officials. The tour begins at the tomb of Khonsu, the first prophet of the temple of Thutmosis III (1479-1425 BC). Inside the entrance chamber depicts scenes of the feast of Montu, and the gods Osiris and Anubis to accept offerings from the Khonsu. The ceiling is decorated with images of flying ducks and nests with eggs.

Located next to the tomb of benny even more colorful. Benny was a courtier in the retinue and chief Treasurer during the reign of Thutmose III. On the walls of the crypt are a lot of frescoes devoted to the feasts. In a niche in the depths of a stone carved monument to benny and his parents destroyed from time to time by others.

Very scenic wall murals in the tomb and the tomb of Many Nakta, dedicated to rural life during the 18th dynasty of Egypt. Menna was appraiser or tax collector and Nact - astronomer of Amun. Their tombs full of detailed paintings devoted to agriculture, hunting, fishing and feasting.

Tomb of Amenemope (priest of Amun during the reign of Ramses III) is one of the last open to visitors. A large burial complex in antiquity looted, and he lost most of his finishes and valuable artifacts. Archaeologists have found in 1912 in the early Coptic manuscripts and copies of "the Spectator".

The tomb of Ramos, Governor of Thebes under Amenhotep III and Akhenaten, is fascinating because it's one of the few monuments of the period of transition between two different forms of religious worship. Fine paintings and reliefs show scenes in two different styles both about the reign of the pharaohs, depicting the funeral of Ramos and his relationship with Akhenaten. Decorating the graves was not completed, perhaps because Ramos died prematurely.

Nearby is the tomb Userhet, one of the king's scribes Amenhotep II, with beautiful wall paintings, describing daily life. Userhet shown presenting gifts to Amenhotep II; there are scenes of cutting hair and wine production, hunting of gazelles from the car. Chimhete in the tomb, the Royal inspector of the granaries and Royal scribe of Amenhotep III, there are murals dedicated to offerings to the Pharaoh in the image of the Sphinx, the funeral ritual of Osiris and images of everyday rural life.

Burial Rekhmire, the Governor under Tuthmosis III and Amenhotep II, is one of the best preserved in the region. In the first chamber on the left shows Rekhmire receiving gifts from strangers - a Panther and a giraffe of Nubia; elephants, horses and chariots of Syria; and the expensive vases from Crete and the Aegean Islands. Opposite are pictures of hunting scenes. Western painting is to review the Governor the production of metals, bricks, jewellery, leather, furniture and sculptures, and on the East wall of the Banquet drawn and written the lyrics, sung by a harpist.

The highlight are found in 1915 brightly-painted tombs of Neuronica with complex geometric patterns on the ceiling.

The tombs are open to the public, divided into groups, each requires a separate entrance ticket.