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Valley of the Queens

Address: Thebes, Egypt
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Used as a burial site from the reign of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Ramses I, this valley contains the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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SFO
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154 reviews 154 reviews
111 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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haworth
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An Early morning visit to the Valley was very quiet, which was sad but gave me free reign in the valley! There are at least 75 tombs in the Valley of the Queens. They belonged to queens of the 19th and 20th dynasties and other members of the royal families, including princesses and the Ramesside princes. Only three were open... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Arriving at 430 by taxi from our hotel we were the only people there apart from the tomb guards and our taxi driver. It was silent, still and very atmospheric. Taken into the tombs by the guards who shone torches and pointed out things we may have missed. Small donation to the guards and no hassle made this a memorable... More 

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North Yorkshire
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32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

As with the kings this was a really good experience to step into a part of history. I couldn't stay in the tombs for long as I was too hot but it. Was lovely to do even if only for a few minutes.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It is as good and tiring as the valley of kings. Also some tombs are opened for visit and others are closed for rest. Ask your guide about the available tombs for visit..Take your water with you NOT YOUR CAMERA because photos are not allowed in the tombs, it harms the paintings. Go watch Nefertari tomb no matter how expensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Valley of the Queens at Luxor Overall satisfaction score  (0-10).         10.0 We basically visited the beautiful temple built by the queen Hatsepsut. It is an impressive building with some well preserved paintings and statues. There are many tombs around but we didn't visit any of them and I don't know if those can be visited since... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We visited here straight after the valley of the kind and were supervised to find it almost empty compared to the valley of the kings which had been bustling with tourists. For us the valley if the queens was as impressive as the kings, although the tombs were smaller, they had bright colourful hieroglyphics and one tomb every contained a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We like how the guide took us round from one tomb to the the other. I will like to visit this place as many times as I would have an opportunity to visit this site. It will be helpful to others who have planned to visit Egypt if the peace in Egypt returns soon.

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