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The Valley of the Kings (ancient Thebes) lies about 7km from the Nile on the west bank and is one of the most amazing discoveries made in Egypt.
Here is the place where bodies of Tutankhamoun, Ramses II, Ramses IV, Tutmose III and many other kings once lay.
It is said that the Pharaoh Tutmose I decided to build this kind of burial ground due to the frequent tomb rubbings.
Tut-Ankh-Amun Tomb (now permanently closed) is near Merenptah tomb, which we visited.
Here are 62 tombs, including some small tombs which are not considered royal.
Although not all the tombs are always open to visitors, the more interesting ones usually are.
We visited three tombs, Ramses IX (KV6 - 20th Dynasty), Merenptah (KV8) and Ramses IV (KV2 - 20th Dynasty) assigned by the ticketing office according to the number of visitors.
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