Valley of the Kings

 

Valley of the Kings, Luxor

This is one of the most important sites in Luxor and should definitely be included in your holiday travel to Egypt. A great way to arrive in Luxor is by taking a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor.

The Valley of the Kings is located on the west bank of the Nile and is at a 15-minute distance from the dock. 62 spectacular burial chambers for pharaohs are located here. The location was chosen as it was remote and could be guarded from looters and plunderers. Sentries and guards lined the entry to the burial sites. The burial chambers are on the west, where the sun sets, as the ancient Egyptians associated the setting sun with the afterlife. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by on May 12th, 2010

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