Valley of Kings & Queens, near Luxor Photos
The Valley of the Kings, located across the Nile from Luxor (ancient Thebes) is where for almost 500 years (16th-11thC BCE) tombs were excavated from rock for Pharaohs and Egyptian nobility. Although most tombs were emptied by grave robbers in antiquity, carvings of scenes from ancient mythology remain. King Tut's Tomb is here. The temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Queens are nearby. The Colossi of Memmon (1350BCE) two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII, are usually visited on trips to royal tombs.
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|Valley of the Kings seen across Nile River from Luxor. Egypt.||Traditional Felucca sailboats on Nile at Luxor. Egypt.||Colossi of Memmon (1350 BCE) depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Thebes. Egypt.||Sugar cane fields near Thebes looking to Valley of Kings & Queens. Egypt.|
|Valley of the Kings under pyramid-like mountain at Thebes. Egypt.||Great Temple of Deir el-Bahri commemorates Queen Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty) in Thebes. Egypt.||Great Temple of Deir el-Bahri with parts dating from (11th Dynasty) (15thC BCE) in Thebes. Egypt.||Excavations at Temple of Deir el-Bahri in Thebes. Egypt.|
|Artistic details of great Temple of Deir el-Bahri in Thebes. Egypt.||Great Temple of Deir el-Bahri under escarpment in Thebes. Egypt.|
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