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Valley of the Kings

Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 47 attractions in Luxor
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries
Traveler Description: The Valley of Kings is the ancient burial ground used by the Pharoahs and dignitries from the 18th to the 20th dynasties. Among 63 royal tombs is the... more »
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Havant
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the model in the hall as you go in, it shows all the tombs with their many passages in 3d. Very, very impressive. Been there twice now and visited 6 different tombs. To me the only downside is that you are only allowed to visit 3 tombs on each visit. The cafe here is a real boon as we... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing burial sites with beautiful artwork, though only three were included in the price of the ticket. Tomb of Merenptah was one of the best to visit.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

this is a place that you must see. you can find the tomb of some Pharaohs. I personally recommend Tutankhamen, Ramses iv, Merenptah

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Vancouver, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Having visited the Giza pyramids and walked, bent-over, to see the tomb itself, we expected more of the same. We were amazed to find a huge passageway leading to a large room with some oft he tombs having then a second and third room and passageway after that. And every bit of it lined top to bottom with beautiful pictographs.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were visiting from our cruise ship and could visit 3 tombs. There is a mini train to take you closer to the site. The main tombs are easily accessible though many are not yet open to the public The colours of the paintings are as good as when they were painted thousands of years ago. The pictures and hieroglyphics... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Chose your 3 tombs wisely and you see amazing paintings and carvings. Sad that so few tombs now open though

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

To visit Tutankhamuns tomb was the highlight after seeing so many television programmes about it, we could feel the history seeping out of the walls!!

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It is amazing that you can still see well preserve, and because of the dry whether, how they use to colorize ancient hieroglyphic writing. Lots of walking but nice. This is at the West Bank of the Nile River.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is one of those must visit places but a couple of warnings: 1. No cameras allowed, so capture your memories in your head 2. The "soukh" at the entrance is full of stall holders who are extremely persistent/annoying to the point where you do have to get pretty angry with them to leave you alone. This may be a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Came here whilst on holiday for a week. It was an absolutely amazing step into history and seeing the past with your own eyes. The information provided by the tour guide was top notch and the views of the were unexplainable on another level! Getting a chance to see authentic hieroglyphics and Tutankhamen's famous gold tomb was a once in... More

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