Valley of the Kings Luxor, Egypt

Valley of the Kings
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This famed valley on the West Bank of the Nile was the burial place for pharaohs and nobles from 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, including the famous King Tut's Tomb.

Facts & Stats

Go Historic ID
Best Known As
Valley of the Kings
Full Name
Valley of the Kings
Also Known As
Place of Truth lit. trans.
Theban Necropolis
25.740833° N, 32.601667° E  (map)
Theban Hills
Luxor, Egypt

Further Resources

  1. Allen, Susan J., James P. Allen (introduction), and Harry Burton (photographer). “Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery: Photographs by Harry Burton”. June 13, 2006.
  2. Meyerson, Daniel. “In the Valley of the Kings: Howard Carter and the Mystery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb”. May 19, 2009.
  3. Reeves, Nicholas. “The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs”. January 1, 2002.