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Queens Valley

The Royal tombs at the Valley of the Queens, or as the ancient Egyptians called this place Ta-set-neferu (the place of beauty) are for the queens and princes. The first burial took place at the beginning of the 18th dynasty, Princess Ahmose, a daughter of farao Seqenenre-Tao and the last tombs are those of the sons of Ramses III.
The most famous tomb is that of Queen Nefertari QV66, right next to her mother-in-law Mut-Thuya, mother of Ramses the great. Although QV66 is not the largest tomb, it is the most outstanding burial place of this area. That of Mut-Thuya is slightly larger.
QV66 was discovered by Schiaparelli and was in total disorder, and was closed for almost a century. The Getty salvation Institute started restorations, which were finished in 1998, when it was opened to the Public by President Mubarak. Today you can visit the tomb at a fee of LE1000, but sure you are going to enjoy it.
Normally there are always 3 other tombs open, Amen-herkhepesef, Khaemwaset en Tyti.
These are the most colorful tombs, the rest is not or will not open to the public, simply because the damage is too severe and there is nothing left to see.

Amenherkhepsef QV55 - He was the eldest son of Ramses III, and was named after one of the sons of Ramses II. Out of admiration he in fact all of his children after his great example Ramses II. Amenherkhepsef died at the age
Khaemwaset QV44 - He was the son on Ramses III and like many of his brothers named after the sons of Ramses II. He and his brother Pareherwenemef are mentioned as Eldest Kings son, so the probably had different mothers. Khaemwaset was a
Nefertari QV66 - Nefertari was married to Ramses II, and held several titles: "Great Royal wife", "Mistress of the Two Lands", "Kings mother", all indicating she was the important one, the number One and the mother of the hereditary prince Amunherkhepsef. Nefertari, wife
Setherkhepsef QV43 - This tomb of one of the sons of Ramses III has never been used for a burial. The prince eventually came on the thrown as Ramses VIII and therefor started a new tomb at the Valley of the Kings, however
Tyti QV52 - For long it was uncertain to which farao she was married, but the latest records say she was Kings daughter, Kings sister, wife and mother of Kings. Her name appears also in the Harris papyrus, in which tomb robbers confessed

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