Tomb of Ramses III

Tomb of Ramses III, Luxor

Tomb of Ramses III
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Located in the Valley of the Kings, this well-preserved tomb is known as the “Tomb of the Harpists” due to the bas-relief of two blind musicians located in one of the side chambers.
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,339 contributions
Ramses III is one of the most recommended and popular tombs in guide books. It is easily accessible for those with mobility issues. Cell phone photos are allowed without a charge but regular cameras require a photo permit. Be aware that locals will start chatting up with you, giving you information about the tomb, and expect to be tipped for their services. This tomb is dated from 1184-1153 BC for this pharaoh who was the last of Egypt's warrior pharaohs. The wonderful decorations include colorful painted reliefs with secular scenes in side rooms.
Written November 24, 2020
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Gail Goldman
Hartsdale, NY1,099 contributions
You will enter a long passageway covered with colorful depictions, painting and carvings. Loved the long boat that symbolically carries the Pharaoh to the next world and the snakes that ward off evil. You just do not know where to look first. Even the ceiling is painted with hieroglyphics. The colors and everything are so well preserved.
This is one of the most popular tombs in the Valley of the Kings which is important to know since the admission ticket only includes visiting 3 tombs.
Written April 28, 2020
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,393 contributions
Vivid colors, beautiful tomb, long but easy to visit site is one of the most popular among visitors and for a reason. The paintings and hieroglyphs here of very high quality and include sacral and secular scenes. Ramses III’s sarcophagus is in the Louvre in Paris, his mummy is in Cairo, but the tomb remains very interesting.
Written February 12, 2022
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KarenAzinger
Portland91 contributions
Ramses III was the last great pharaoh of Egypt and his tomb reflects his glory. What is really amazing is way the figures on the tomb walls are sculpted, not just painted. The faces seem alive with detail, exquisite reliefs that reflect the Book of the Dead. The color and detail are stunning. Do not miss this tomb!
Written March 19, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Ramses III ruled from about 1186-1155 BC and was known as the last of the warrior pharaohs. His tomb is one of the largest and longest at 410 ft (125 m). Long passageways adorned with detailed, colorful reliefs and hieroglyphics lead down to the burial chamber. You won’t find Ramses III here. His mummy is in the Cairo Museum and the sarcophagus/lid in museums outside of Egypt.
Written May 1, 2020
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dxlake
Cahors, France45 contributions
Although not quite up to the level of Ramses V/VI tomb, this one was also full of beautiful hieroglyphics. The Valley of the Kings has SO many tombs and it's hard to choose. The irony, of course, is that these tombs were put in a part of the landscape that was hidden at the time they were built--and the Kings buried there would no doubt be outraged that we're all lining up to see them! But it's certainly a window into a time in the world when superstitions reigned... but, then again, to many people in the world today, superstitions still reign...
Written February 27, 2020
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Peter S
Philadelphia, PA140 contributions
The largest tomb chambers (high ceiling and wide corridors and chambers) in Valley of the Kings. Many vivid colorful hieroglyphic scripts, bas-reliefs and murals inside. Very worthwhile to visit.
Written January 13, 2020
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,292 contributions
This was one of the three tombs we visited at the valley of Kings. Is something amazing entering inside them. A huge construction inside the rock full of colors and hieroglyphs. Unfortunately it was everything so crowded
Written December 28, 2021
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Mario Math
Quebec City, Canada1,588 contributions
Valley of the Kings | West Bank, Louxor, Égypt. The Tomb of Ramses III is one of the nicest tomb in this valley. The colors of the walls, yes the color!!! the hieroglyphs, are absolutely fantastic. it looks like they were painted just a few years ago. Simply majestic. Another beautiful tomb to visit!!!
Written April 4, 2020
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Tinnesz
Jacksonville, FL207 contributions
This tomb is extensive and gorgeous. So many halls, rooms, and beautiful colored paintings. We were lucky to go when there weren't a lot of people. Take your time enjoying the art and looking at everything possible. Do not rush!
Written May 29, 2022
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