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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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The landscape is surreal. The tombs are detailed and colorful, but the walls are behind glass. Try to avoid the "guides" in the robes. They kind of take away from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The landscape is surreal. The tombs are detailed and colorful, but the walls are behind glass. Try to avoid the "guides" in the robes. They kind of take away from the experience.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

take a small train ride to the building along a causeway i was amazed at this structure looks nearly modern take water with you as its a sun trap

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Some say 70, others say 90 tombs here of the Queens, mothers, princes, princesses and nobles of the New Kingdom. However, most of the graves here have been visited by the tomb robbers, and over the years little 'treasure' have been found. However, in 1905 the tomb of Ramesses the second's wife Nefertari was uncovered here, and is one of... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I love every historical site in Egypt but this is one of the lesser locations. The title of the valley is a little misleading as the majority of people burried there are nobles, princes and princesses. The original name of the valley was "Children of the Pharoah". There were only three tombs open when I visited however these were beautifully... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This valley of the queens is a great place to visit even if it is not included on your itinerary as it is small but has got wonderful coloured tombs of queens and their sons dating back to the new kingdom, when I went there only 3 tombs were open but they were really great with amazing colours, I really... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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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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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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Konya, Turkey
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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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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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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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Address: Thebes, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley

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