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Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings contains approximately 62 excavated tombs, 24 of which are royal burials.

Most tombs contained false entrances or false burial chambers, etc. to confuse robbers and deter them from finding the riches needed in the afterlife.

You can see the entrance to one of the tombs in the picture above.


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The Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt contains many of the tombs of pharaohs from the New Kingdom, including Tutankhamun and Ramesses the Great.

Map showing the tombs

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