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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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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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604 reviews 604 reviews
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269 helpful votes 269 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
108 helpful votes 108 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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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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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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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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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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