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The royal Tombs at the Valley of the Kings:

Amenhetep II KV35

Amenhetep II KV35

He was the son of Thutmose 3 and succeeded him during the 18th dyn. Both tombs have a great resemblance, and are decorated in a very different way, compared to the Ramesside ones. Not depicted or engraved, but written in hierarchic, with wonderful scenes...
Eye WV23

Eye WV23

Eye was the son of Yuya and Thuya and brother to Queen Teye, and was partial of native Egyptian blood, since his mother was of foreign birth. maybe Syrian. His father Yuya was an influential nobleman at the royal court of Amenhotep III who was given the...
Mery-n-Ptah KV8

Mery-n-Ptah KV8

After the extreme long reign of his father Ramses II, all of his elder brothers predeceased him, and he must have been in his fifties, when he ascended the thrown. He was the third son of Ramses II and the Great Royal wife Isis-nefert. He married his...
Montu-herkhepesef KV19

Montu-herkhepesef KV19

Montu-herkhepesef was a son of Ramses IX and KV19 was not intended as his burial place, because records at the entrance indicate that it was meant Setherkhepesef, son of Ramses III, who became farao as Ramses VIII. His tomb nor his mummy have never been...
Ramses I KV16

Ramses I KV16

Ramses I is considered to be the founder of the 19th dynasty. He was a commander in the army under Horemheb and because the last of the faraos of the 18th dynasty had no heir to the thrown, it was this Pa-Ra-mes-su, who ascended on the thrown. He was...
Ramses III KV11

Ramses III KV11

Ramses 3, was the son of not of Ramses 2, as many expect, but of Seth-nakht,founder of the 20th dyn, and was farao in the 20th Dynasty, while Ramses 2 ( the great) was farao of the 19th dynasty. The reason why he called himself after Ramses the great...
Ramses IV KV2

Ramses IV KV2

Ramses IV was most likely the son of queen Tyti and accordingly to the Procession list of princes in the Medinet Habu temple the 5th prince in line to inherit the thrown. Based upon the title of Tyti as Mwt nst, since his elder brothers Amenherkhepesef,...
Ramses IX KV6

Ramses IX KV6

Ramses IX was the 8th farao of the 20th dynasty, and believed to be the son of Monthuherkhepsef. His reign lasted a little over more than 1 year and was a period where Egypt suffered raids of the Libyans and tomb robbery. His mummy was identified at...
Ramses VI KV9

Ramses VI KV9

Ramses VI was a son of Ramses III and Iset-Ta-Hemdjert, and the fifth farao of the 20th dynasty. The chief queen was Nubkhesbed. His reign suffered under the growing power of the Amen priesthood, which lasted 8 years. He usurped the unfinished tomb KV9...
Ramses VII KV1

Ramses VII KV1

Ramses VII was the son of Ramses VI and probably Nubkhesbed and the 6th farao of the 20th dynasty. His reign was short and lasted about 7 years and his tomb is one of the smallest in the valley and typical Ramesside. Little is known about his reign and...
Seti II KV15

Seti II KV15

Seti II was the son of Mery-n-Ptah and Isis-nefert and the 6th farao of the 19th dynasty. Although being the hereditary prince to the thrown, he didn't ascended the thrown immediately after the death of his father. It was Amenmesse who ascended the thrown...
Si-Ptah KV47

Si-Ptah KV47

The figure of Si-Ptah is a little bit shady and his fathers identity is not known. Suggestions or speculations are that either Seti II or Amenmesse his father would be, others say that it was Mery-n-Ptah, because of the fact that he later changed his...
Tausert-Setnakht KV14

Tausert-Setnakht KV14

Tausert is supposed to be a daughter of Mery-n-Ptah, or maybe Takhet, making her a sister to Amenmesse. She was the second royal wife of Seti II and there are no known children between her and Seti II. After the death of her husband she became regent...
Thutmose III KV34

Thutmose III KV34

Thutmose 3 the younger brother or nephew of Queen Hatshepsut. He was probably the son of Thutmose 1 or Thutmose 2 and of a harem wife called Nefert. When Thutmose 2 died he was too young at the age of 4 to succeed his father, so his aunt or half sister...
Thutmose IV KV43

Thutmose IV KV43

Son of Amenhotep 2 and second wife Tia a. The tomb is one of the elder tombs in the valley, discovered by Howard Carter. It has the typical 18th dynasty form, entrance following a dirtpitt and a 90 degree angle, forecourt and burial chamber. His mummy...
Tut-ankh-Amen KV62

Tut-ankh-Amen KV62

KV62 is a real question on its own. Was it really the tomb for Tut-ankh-Amen?, was it the tomb for Nefertiti? or was it original intended for Eye as high official? With the farao Amenhetep III there seems to be a change of location to the Western Valley,...

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