Valley of the KIngs
The Valley of the Kings also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC rock cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.The valley is known to contain 63 tombs and chambers ranging in size from KV54 a simple pit to KV5 a complex tomb with over 120 chambers. It was the principal burial place of the major royal figures of the Egyptian New Kingdom as well as a number of privileged nobles. The royal tombs are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology and give clues as to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the period. Almost all of the tombs seem to have been opened and robbed in antiquity but they still give an idea of the opulence and power of the pharaohs.