Valley of the Kings: Valley of the Kings

For 500 years, from XVI through XI B.C., the Pharaohs of the ancient Egypt were buried there. Totally, there were found 64 tombs in the Valley of the Kings. All of them, excepting one, were robbed already in ancient times. Only the tomb of the insignificant Pharaoh Tu-tankhamen, who has died in his younger days, remained intact until nowadays, and was found by the English archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. Now this is one of the most vi-sited tombs in the Valley of the Kings, even though you need pay separately to visit it.

Alas, cameras are banned in the Valley of the Kings, so it would be very difficult to photograph the impressive bas reliefs and coloured frescoes in the tombs. Bright paint is almost everywhere on the frescoes depicting the scenes of the otherworldly life of Pharaohs.

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