TombValleyValley of the Kings

Hidden in the Western desert are the royal tombs of more than 25 pharaohs of the 18th to 21st Dynasties, among them the most illustrious rulers of Ancient Egypt.

The long corridors leading deep inside the mountain and the halls are delicately decorated with colorful scenes of life in ancient Egypt, gods and goddesses and the journey in the netherworld. The royal sarcophagi are still to be admired; however the only sargophage containing the mummy is that of King Tutankhamun. Mummies of other pharaohs are exhibited in the Cairo and Luxor museum.

The image on the right shows of the spectacular Tomb of Horemheb.