Pick up from your hotel by our Nile Dream tour guide to visit the Valley of the Kings, is one of the oldest Royal burial places in all over the world. It consists of more than 60 rock-cut tombs carved out of a big mountain which looks like a huge natural Pyramid overlooking the Nile on the west bank of Luxor, more than a third of this number of tombs used for burying the great pharaohs ruled Egypt from the 16th century to 11th century B.C which considered the glamorous days of Ancient Egypt known as the New Kingdom period (18th, 19th and 20th dynasties), such as the famous pharaohs Thotmosis lll, Sity l Ramses ll, Ramses lll, etc. Each tomb consists of 3 or 4 large corridors decorated with bright and colorful scenes, paintings and carvings representing philosophical ideas and future vision of the Hereafter, which explained and illustrated in 9 Holly books such as the book of deads, the book of caverns etc..., those large corridors end by the most important point of the tomb which is the burial chamber supposedly to have the most valuable objects of the treasure buried around the Pharaoh's mummy, as well we can see a very large painting of goddess Nut the goddess of the Sky and the journey of day and night, some of these burial chambers still has the sarcophagus you hardly believe it is cut out of single piece of granite brought from Aswan quarries 130 miles south of Luxor and taken dawn more than 300fts into the mountain, So many excavators worked in Valley of the Kings, such as Howard Carter who discovered the discovery of the discoveries of the 20th century which is the intact tomb of King Tut Ankh Amon occurred in 4th of November 1922.
Then you visit the western valley and the tomb of King Ay (wv 23) that includes unique scenes, such as hunting and fishing in the marshes normally found only in tombs of private people. The representation of the twelve baboons is also unique. The tomb was defaced after the burial, and the images of Ay were disfigured.
After that, we leave the valley heading to the house of Howard Carter who came to Egypt in 1891, at the age of 17, where he was to work on the excavation of the Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hassan, later he worked in different archaeological sites including Amarna, Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, Edfu and Abu Simbel. Carter earned praise for using innovative and modern new methods to draw wall reliefs and other findings. Finally, his efforts were crowned by the discovery of the tomb of "King Tut. The domed mud-brick house has been restored and decorated with pictures and tools of the excavation. An exact replica of Tutankhamun's burial chamber has been constructed on the edge of the garden along with an exhibition relating to the discovery of the tomb.
After the tour, you return to your hotel.
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