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Valley of the Kings in Thebes

Remote and barren Valley of the kings was the necropolis of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom. All the pharaohs beginning with Thutmose I, built a tomb deep in the Theban hills, hoping to avoid the robbery of the graves with the treasures. But not only had robbed the tomb of Youyi and tuyi, as well as the tomb of Tutankhamun. Last - the most famous of the 62 tombs of the valley of the kings - was found in 1922 by English archaeologist Howard Carter. Scientists were amazed at the riches found in Tutankhamun's tomb. A significant part was found there are items made of pure gold, including the tomb of Pharaoh. The tomb itself, as opposed to its contents, was very modest, perhaps because constructed in a hurry due to the sudden death of the Pharaoh.

The tomb of SETI I striking elaborate reliefs and painted with gold. Especially notable is a burial chamber with a ceiling as a starry sky. The design of this tomb is quite complicated: there are many rooms, stairways and galleries.

The entrance to the tomb of Thutmose III is located at a height of 30 meters, so you must first climb the stairs, then go down. The location of the tomb was not saved it from plunder. The situation is only preserved sarcophagus of the Pharaoh. The walls of the tomb are painted with rows of figures from the Book of the dead "guide" to the afterlife.

The great tomb of Amenophis II was looted under the pharaohs. Wall six-columned hall decorated with the text "book of the dead" with illustrations. There were found nine coffins with the mummies of the pharaohs.

Tomb of Ramses IX is very long and high. On the walls of the corridor depicts scenes on the subjects of hymns to the God RA - the Sun God. The ceiling of the room in front of the burial chamber are painted in a starry sky with the image of the goddess nut.

Please note that at the same time to visit is open only a few tombs.