Valley of the Queens

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Called Ta set Neferu (Place of Perfection) during Pharaonic times, this deep valley housed more than 60 tombs of queens, princes, princesses and some court dignitaries. Inspired by the Book of the Dead, the relief decor of Nefertari's tomb (n° 66), Rameses II's first wife, is almost intact and has retained its splendid original colours. You can also admire the tombs of Rameses II's children, Amun-her-Khepechef (n° 55) and Khaemuaset (n° 44). The beauty of the tombs provoked jealousy and, during ancient times, the Valley of the Queens was pillaged and the mummies stolen from the tombs.

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