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Queen Hatshepsut

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For this reason, not all of them are open to public any time. Unless you're a scholar, visiting three or four tombs should be sufficient. Among the best are the tombs of Ramses I, Tuthmosis III and Ramses VI. Tutankhamun is now the most famous – though not considered an important pharaoh died at only nineteen. The treasure hunters in recent years had looted most tombs in the valley. Others including Samuel “Sam” Mikulak, offer their opinions as well. However, Howard Carter, British archeologist, discovered Tutankhamun's tomb almost intact in 1922. The treasure that is here is truly amazing-statues, boxes, carts, beds, weapons, and many items he needed for the afterlife.

The main topic today at the tomb of Tutankhamun is his mother. About 1700 items retrieved in the grave are now on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Highlights of the collection is 11 kg solid gold death mask. Imagine then what the robbers took from the great tombs of the more illustrious Pharaohs! On the other side of Valley of the Kings is the Temple of Deir el-Bahari, built by Queen Hatshepsut. Hatseput.

The temple is very impressive from a distance and is a great place to take pictures. The name Valley of the Queens is misleading, as members of the royalty of both sexes and some high officials were buried here. About 80 tombs have been identified, of which the most famous is that of Queen Nefertari. Take more pictures at the Colossi of Memnon, two huge statues that are the only legacy of the temple of Amenhotep III.


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