Valley of the Kings



Valley of the KingsThe Valley of the Kings is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It is the burial place of the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom. To date 63 royal and private tombs have been identified.

This website provides details on:

* kingship in the beyond

* the rulers of the New Kingdom

* the tombs of the kings

* links to other related sites


Location


The Valley of the Kings lies in a secluded valley on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor). It consists of two separate branches, East Valley, where the majority of the royal tombs are located, and West Valley, which covers a larger area but has only two royal tombs, those of Amenhotep III and Ay.

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Latest News


Cairo paternity test for King Tut..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.... ..............................................................August 6, 2008
Letter 'N'ew DNA tests are to be conducted on the mummified remains of two stillborn children found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, Egyptian officials say.
(BBC News - Middle East).

King Tut's face revealed to the world..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.... ........................................................November 4, 2007Letter T
he face of Egypt's most famous ancient ruler, King Tutankhamun, has been put on public display for the first time.
(BBC News Channel).

'Find of Century' for Egyptology .......................................................................................................... June 27, 2007AD79 - Year of Destruction - AD79
rchaeologists say they have identified the 3,000-year-old mummy of Hatshepsut, Egypt's most powerful female ruler.
(BBC News - Middle East).

Ancient garland in Egyptian tomb ........................................................................................................ June 29, 2006AD79 - Year of Destruction - AD79
rchaeologists in Egypt expecting to find a mummy during their excavation of a burial chamber in Luxor have instead discovered a garland of flowers.
(BBC News - Middle East).

Egypt Pharaoh find 'not a tomb' ...............................,,,...................................................................... March 15, 2006AD79 - Year of Destruction - AD79
rchaeologists in Egypt say that a chamber unearthed last month in the Valley of the Kings is not a tomb, as was first thought.
(BBC News - Middle East).

Pharaonic tomb find stuns Egypt ................................................................................................. February 10, 2006AD79 - Year of Destruction - AD79
rchaeologists have discovered an intact, ancient Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the first since King Tutankamun's was found in 1922.
(BBC Correspondent, BBC News).



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