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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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121 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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203 helpful votes 203 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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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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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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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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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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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
114 helpful votes 114 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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