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Nefertari QV66

Nefertari, wife of Ramses II, “hmt nswt wrt” and “nbt tawy”, Great Royal wife and Mistress of the Two Lands has her tomb in the central part of the valley almost next to her mother-in-law, mut Tuyu, wife of Seti I and mother of Ramses II.
She was the favorite of Ramses II, and although he married several of his daughters, also bearing the title of Great Royal wife, this cannot have occurred only after the death of Nefertari.
The tomb discovered by Schiaparelli in 1904, who found the tomb in total disorder and robbed. Peculiar fact was that the lid of the sarcophagus was found in pieces, but the sarcophagus itself was not. The tomb suffered even more because of the salt crystallization between the stucco and the rock. Eventually it was the Getty Conservation Institute who saved and restored the tomb.

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