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Address: Thebes, Egypt
Description: Used as a burial site from the reign of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Ramses I...
Used as a burial site from the reign of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Ramses I, this valley contains the tombs of many royal wives and children, the most famous being that of Queen Nefertari.
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This was one of our last stops on a very long day of touring and I still found it very interesting. Though very similar to the Valley of the Kings it is interesting to learn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Highland Park, Illinois
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Highland Park, Illinois
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300 reviews 300 reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was one of our last stops on a very long day of touring and I still found it very interesting. Though very similar to the Valley of the Kings it is interesting to learn about the Queens and their children that were entombed here. When we were there, there weren't many of the tombs open but we were pretty... More 

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Kelso, Scotland
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117 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a less well known and certainly less well visited burial site in the Theban Hills. It is neglected and ramshackle and on a much smaller scale than the Valley of the Kings, but still worth going to see. We were virtually the only tour group there when we visited and the vendors were desperate for trade and a... More 

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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174 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This site requires a separate entry fee and a lot of walking, so if you're already doing a lot in one day, I wouldn't recommend visiting here as well. For my family and me (I am an archaeologist), it was really interesting to see the tombs of women and their children-- something you don't see at many or even any... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Considering how prolific the Egyptian Pharaohs were, I was surprised at how small this site is compared to the Valley of the Kings. It accommodates tombs of wives and offspring of the Pharaohs. We visited the Tomb of Nefertari and in many ways it was more impressive than most of the Kings tombs, it was beautifully ornate with magnificent hieroglyphics,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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63 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This attraction appears to have been neglected over time. As a result, it doesn't appear as if the tour buses make stops here anymore. There was only a small fraction of the tombs open. The tombs I visited were nice, but it was hard to enjoy because the tip-hungry ticket punchers. I just wanted to enjoy walking through these tombs... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

our first impression from distance of the Valley of the Queens was that it seemed to be of a more modern structure a seemingly different facade to the temples and the valley of the kings its not until you get closer that all is revealed easily accessible on two levels we were told that the best was left till last... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

They simply were so advanced at building back then that modern wonders like this are hard to find! Another World wonder in my opinion along with Abu Simbel!

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SFO
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154 reviews 154 reviews
111 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As often with many places, the more famous ones (like the Valley of the Kings) are not usually the best places to visit. Take the Valley of the Queens for example. This is much nicer in many ways. It easier to walk through because it's smaller. It's less crowded. The tomb paintings are in far better condition. Some of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Valley of the Queens - The Place of Royal Children and Wives. It was used in the New Kingdom as a burial place for several royal wives, princesses, and princes. They are fabulous unbelievably beautiful tombs buried in the mountains in small caves. Enchanting! Mesmerising - we visited The Tomb of Amenherkhepshef Rameses III and Tomb of NefertariFew royal... More 

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England
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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place looks very odd in the sense it looks modern against the hills. Some of it has been reconstructed but only the second floor. Again you should have a guide to ensure you understand what you are looking at. There are some great views from the Queens tomb/ monument back down into Luxor.

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