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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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We visited in October 2015 and we were honestly the only tourists there that day. We felt sorry for the workers. After the valley of the Kings, this was smaller, but worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited in October 2015 and we were honestly the only tourists there that day. We felt sorry for the workers. After the valley of the Kings, this was smaller, but worth stopping at - if you are pressed for time though, choose the Valley of the Kings. We marvelled at the tombs again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

You have to run the gauntlet past the local traders pre entry and trudge your way across the causeway, though it's worth it

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Amazing, imposing temple, reached from car park by road train. Lots of steps to climb to reach higher level but well worth the climb.

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
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 22, 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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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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