The  Valley of the Kings is one of the worlds' most amazing burial grounds. Infact, for over five hundred years, most of the pharaohs and nobles of were buried here (1500-1070 B.C.).

It is located in Upper Egypt on the west side of the Nile, opposite Luxor.There are two parts of the Valley of the Kings: the East Valley and the West Valley. Most tourists go to the East Valley because it is here that you can visit some of the tombs of the pharaohs such as Tutankhamun's  tomb and Ramesses the Great's tomb.

The tombs contained royal mummies as well as jewellery, furniture, statues, food and more! The walls were painted with scenes from the lives of the ancient Egyptians as well as tales of the gods. They were amazing! Unfortunately, tomb robbers have robbed most of the tombs and so much of the treasure has been stolen.

A sarcophagus found in the tomb of the pharaoh Ay in the Western Valley.
The Valley of
 the Kings
Murals in the tomb of King Tut. A mural on the wall of a tomb showing several god of ancient Egypt. The sarcophagus of pharaoh Merenptah.

This is what Pharaoh Tuthankhamen would look like if he was alive!!!

A sign pointing to the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses the Seventh.