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Subject: Valley of the Kings 13/11/2010, 8:41 pm
Valley of the Kings is a magnificent valley in Egypt located west ofthe Nile River. The valley contains many tombs of the new kingdom andit is divided into two: the west and the east valley. The east valleyis more famous and attracts more visitors to it as it has most of thetombs in the new kingdom. Because of the symmetry and the beauty thatthe tomb holds, visitors find it extremely difficult to make a choiceof entering the tomb. Since they are so many in number, yet havingthere own uniqueness that it becomes almost impossible to cover all ofthem. One of the special tomb is called the Tutankhamen(KV62), whichneeds a different ticket to enter. All the tombs are not open all the time. Some are only used for special occasions and some of them are closed for restoration by thegovernment. These tombs have undergone many changes in the past 500years of use. Another tomb called Tuthmose III is in the East valleyand is one of the ancient one that has its own history. It is made inan oval shape and has some stick figures all over it. It has a metalstaircase that takes you down to the tomb which is worth a look.Horemheb, Ramesses VI’s is yet another tomb that is worth spending timein. Recently, the KV5 tomb is given a lot of attention and again islocated in the east valley. Almost 120 rooms have been discovered,however, they are not open for common visitors and the public.