Valley of Kings
The Valley of kings is located in the west bank in Luxor, and it is the ground of burial for many of pharaoh kings Egypt rulers in the new kingdom, the Valley of the Kings divided into 2 branches East Valley and the West Valley.
Tomb of Tutankhamun and others
A real amazing site deserves to visit, tomb of Tutankhamun is there, it is discovered around 1922, also you will find Ramses’ IV tomb, and many others of the Egypt rulers, in total about 63 tombs on this site but your single ticket will allow you to visit only 3 tombs from the total except the tomb of Tutankhamun and for visiting it you have to buy a special ticket for it, but remember that the treasure which was buried with Tutankhamun is in the Egyptian Museum of antiques which situated in Cairo.
During 62 ancient Egyptian Pharaohs the Valley of the Kings was the main royal cemetery place, it has a specific design, along winding narrow paths for entering this place, at this entrance you will find the Sentries also on the hill top to discouraging the robbers of the tombs.
Tuthmosis’ I tomb is the first known one in the valley of the kings burial area, this one seems to be small to be closely easy to guard and it was located in the desolate area in the valley of the kings, also the stones which ancient Egyptian chosen in a high quality gives the chance to build many of the tombs closely to each other.
Unfortunately, most of the tombs were plundered, just a few tombs like Tutankhamun’s tombs and also tombs of Thuya & Yuya, thousands of amazing artifacts discovered in the tombs, other tombs were been lost and nowadays rediscovered their locations.
Several tools as chisel and mallet which used in building the tombs still survived and many of them are similar to which used nowadays in the construction.
Deir El-Medina was the place of living for the valley of kings building workers, chisel-bearers, stonemasons, artists, carpenters and draftsmen.
The Valley of the Kings a wonderful sightseeing and experience you have to do in Luxor.
Video camera and Cameras are not allowed into the tombs, and you will have to check-in for it and leave it outside the tombs.
Lecturing not allowed into the tombs, the Egyptologist guide will guide you from outside the tombs and will give you recommends from the tombs you have to visit.
This sightseeing is not wheelchair accessible.