Egypt Valley Of The Kings

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Louise Browne

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The Valley of the Kings is an ancient burial ground located on the west bank of the Nile river in Luxor, Egypt. It was used as a royal burial site for over 500 years during the New Kingdom period (16th to 11th century BC) and contains over 60 tombs, including those of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. The valley was chosen as a burial site because of its secluded location and the natural barriers of the cliffs that surrounded it, which were believed to protect the pharaohs' remains from robbers.

Some of the most notable exhibits in the Valley of the Kings include the tomb of Tutankhamun, which was discovered nearly intact by Howard Carter in 1922 and contains many treasures, including the famous golden mask of the young king. Another remarkable tomb is that of Ramesses VI, which has colorful and well-preserved wall paintings depicting scenes from the Book of the Dead.

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