Valley of the Kings Luxor, Egypt

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.

Valley of the Kings, Luxor
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Facts & Stats

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)

Contact Info

Theban Hills

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.
  2. Meyerson, Daniel. In the Valley of the Kings: Howard Carter and the Mystery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb.
  3. Reeves, Nicholas. The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs.