The Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens is an isolated cemetery, at the southern part of the vast necropolis of Thebes, on the west bank of Luxor. It contains about 70 tombs, mainly belonging to Queens, Princesses, Princes and Nobles, who lived during the XIX and XX Dynasties.

In general, these tombs are smaller than the ones of the Kings. The plans of these tombs usually consist of a small antechamber, a long narrow corridor with several side chambers, and at the end – the burial chamber.

One of the most important tombs in the valley is the one that belongs to the famous Queen Nefertari, the principal consort of King Ramses II. This beautiful tomb was in a bad condition because of the salt crystals seeping through its poor quality limestone. It was restored and reopened for visitors, though nowadays it is closed to the general public because of the high CO2 levels, and water in breathparticles, which were damaging the beautiful artwork. Her tomb consists of a stairway leading down to a hall, valley of queeswhere on the walls, there are representations of the Queen with different Gods and Goddesses. This hall leads to an inner side chamber decorated with religious scenes such as Queen Nefertari burning incense, and giving offerings to the Gods Osiris and Atum. A corridor then leads to the burial chamber, whose walls are decorated with scenes of the “Book of the Gates”. Also located in the valley, are the tombs of three of the sons of King Ramses III, who were also buried there.

Tomb 55 is considered to be one of the most important tombs amongest them. It was dedicated to Prince Amon-khopshef, a son of King Ramses III who had died at an early age. Among the most beautiful scenes in this tomb, are on the walls of the 1st chamber. It is a scene representing the Prince, with his father, with the King making offerings to various deities. The large hall is decorated with some scenes of the “Book of the Gates”. Valley of the Queens

Tomb 44: This tomb belongs to Prince Khaem-waset, who was another son of Ramses III. It consists of 2 long corridors, with 2 side chambers, and a square burial chamber. The walls of this tomb are decorated with various painted scenes, some of them representing the Prince with different deities, and with his father in front of the deities of the after world.


Tombs of the Pharaohs, Queens and Princes at Thebes (Luxor)

Tombs of the Pharaohs, Queens and Princes at Thebes (Luxor)

For full list of Egypt Tombs:

Tombs of the Kings (Luxor)The Valley of the Kings was the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs

Tombs of the Noblemen at Thebes (Luxor)The Valley of The Nobles is locatThe site has rock cut tombs of

TOMBS OF THE QUEENS (LUXOR)

The Valley of the Queens is an isolated cemetery, at the southern part of

Tombs of the Workers of Deir el-Medineh (Luxor)Deir El Medina is one of the interesting historical sites which are commonly

Tombs of Beni Hassan Situated about 20 kilometers to the South of the city Al Minya

TOMBS OF SAN AL HAGER

Tanis or San El Hagar, as it is called today, was once the capital of ancient Egypt

Other Egypt Tombs:

Tombs of AswanThe city of Aswan during the ancient times was never the city we know of today

TOMB OF ANIBA

belongs to one of the officials who lived at the time of Ramses II and was called Pennut.

TOMBS OF THE OASES

The Bahariya Oasis is the northernmost oasis of Egypt. This oasis has a particular historical

Egypt Famous Tombs:

AMENHOTEP I

Amenshotep I was the second Pharaoh who ruled in the 18th Dynasty in ancient Egypt

HOREMHEB

Horemheb, the successor of Ay, served in the courts of Amenophis IV

INHERKHAU

This valley was inhabited by painters, laborers, craftsmen and cravers

IRUNEFER

Irunefer’s tomb no 290, referred as TT 290 is located at the far end of the Western Cemetery

KHAEMHAT

Khaemhat or Mahu was a Royal Scribe and the “Overseer of the Granaries of Upper

KHAEMWASET

Khaemwaset was one of the sons of Ramesses III, and the prince held the title of the Eldest Son of the King

KHERUEF

TT 192, which is the private tomb of Kheruef

Khonsu Khonsu, also known as To, with the title First Prophet of Menkheperre

MENNA

It’s believed that Menna worked at Karnak at the Temple of Amun and supervised field measurement

MERNEPTAH

Throne of Merneptah was named as Ba-en-re Mery-netjeru

NAKHT

Nakht, who held the title of Astronomer of Amun, or Observer of the Hours

NEFERRENPET

Neferrenpet or Kenro was a Scribe and an officer of the Treasury at Thebes

SETI II

The son of King Merenptah and Queen Isonofret, Seti II Userkheperure

SHUROY

Shuroy who lived during the Ramesside period in the 19th Dynasty

SIPTAH

The tomb of Siptah referred as KV47 is located in the Valley of the Kings

SITRE IN

The tomb number KV 60 in the Valley of the Kings at the west bank of Luxor

NEFERSEKHERU

Scribe of the Divine Offerings of all the Gods’ and ‘Officer in the Treasury

NEFERTARI

Valley of the Queens, also known by the names Biban el-Sultanat

PASHEDU

Pashedu, whose father was Menna, is believed to be the first member in his family

RAMESSES-I

KV 16, the tomb of Rameses I, is located opposite to the tomb of Horemheb

RAMESSES-II

KV7 tomb in the Valley of the Kings is the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh

RAMESSES-III

The tomb of Ramesses III, designated as KV 11, is a complex system

RAMESSES-II-SONS

The tomb is a subterranean, rock-cut tomb located in the main wadi

RAMESSES-IV

Tomb number KV2 in the Valley of the Kings is the burial place of Ramesses IV

RAMESSES-VI

KV9, which is said to be the tomb of Ramesses VI, is located in the main wadi of Valley

RAMESSES-IX

Ramesses IX was perhaps the most successful who helped in returning Egypt

RAMESSES-VII

The tomb KV1 is the burial place of Ramesses VII and it’s a small tomb

RAMESSES-X

Used during the New Kingdom, twentieth dynasty, Tomb KV 18 in the Valley of the Kings

RAMESSES-XI

Tomb KV4 which is the final resting place of king Ramesses XI

RAMESSES-MENTUHERKHEPSHEF

Mentuherkhepshef, who was the son of Ramesses IX

TAUSERT & SETNAKHT

The tomb KV14 in the Valley of the Kings at the west bank of Luxor in Egypt

TUTANKHAMEN

Tutankhamen the meaning of which was the Living image of Amun

TUTHMOSIS I

Thutmosis I was the third Pharaoh who ruled in the 18th dynasty in Egypt

TUTHMOSIS I & HATSHEPSUT

The tomb KV 20 at the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor

THUTMOSIS III

KV34 in the Valley of the Kings is said to be the final resting place

TUTHMOSIS IV

Located in the east valley, the tomb of Tuthmosis IV

TOMB OF TYTI

Tyti is believed to have been the wife of Ramesses III

TOMB OF USERHAT (TT51)

Userhat lived during the 19th dynasty and had an unusual post of grave

TOMB OF RAMOSE

Ramose was a Vizier during the eighteenth dynasty

TOMB OF REKHMIRE

Rekhmire was a Vizier during the reigns of Tuthmose III and Amenhotep II

TOMB OF YUYA & TJUYU

Yuva ad Tjuyu, who lived during the 18th dynasty in Egypt