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 on Valley of the Kings

Go Historic ID
Valley of the Kings
"Place of Truth"
Theban Necropolis
c. 1550-1000 BCE

Visitor & Contact Information

Theban Hills
Luxor, Egypt

Resources for Valley of the Kings

  1. Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery: Photographs by Harry Burton
  2. In the Valley of the Kings: Howard Carter and the Mystery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb
  3. The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Valley of the Kings - Luxor, Egypt