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Guided Tour of Ancient Egypt
by Darlene Bishop, Kent School District, WA
Original Text © Darlene Bishop

Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens is located just southwest of the Valley of the Kings. The ancient Egyptians gave it the name Set Neferu, meaning "seat of beauty". From 1903-1906 an Italian expedition discovered about eighty tombs, some of which belonged to children of royalty. Many were severely damaged having been burned and or reduced to being used as stables for donkeys and camels. One of the most well-known tombs is that of Nefertari, the best-loved of Ramesses II's numerous wives. In her honor he built a beautiful temple at Abu Simbel. In the fall of 1995, the tomb of Nefertari was reopened to the public after major restoration.


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