Enjoying the Valley of the Queens

Touring Egypt is a wonderful journey that any individual can truly appreciate. With the a lot of sights in this country certainly there is no end to the possibilities. In traveling to the ancient city of Thebes, now recognized as Luxor, visitors will truly enjoy the places and learning here. Integrated in the sights in this city are the Karnak and Luxor Temple, the Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Valley of the Kings and Queens.


When the burying the pharaohs in rock cut tombs were applied in the middle kingdom, burying the consorts, children and royal service men also adopted suit. The location was later on on recognized as Ta-Set-Neferu meaning the Place of the Children of the King. This move was tailored to protect the tombs from usual robbery and looting of the tombs. It is still filled with centerpieces as well as high priced artifacts thought to aid the departed in their afterlife. Furthermore having a necropolis that is actually nearby the present capital will aid secure the location from possible robbers.


Just like the Valley of the Kings this spot is situated in the western bank of Luxor, Egypt. An area known as El Deir El Bahari, were vast plains and valleys filled the landscape. This place is close by the historic capital which is the existing day Luxor. Guarded and secured, this location is also isolated from other types of calamities such as the yearly Nile flooding.


There are many famous royals and rulers were buried in this necropolis such as daughters (princesses) of the powerful pharaoh Ramesses II, which include his favourite wife Nefertari. There are quite a few other areas that should be visited when in Luxor. One of the finest ways to also enjoy this city is by a cruise from Luxor to other places in southern Egypt. Today continuous studies and excavations is being done in the Valley of the Queens.




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