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Valley of the queens
Is home to the tombs of the royal women of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt Known as “Ta-Set-Neferu” – “the place of beauty” Located on the West Bank of Luxor near the Valley of the Kings . contains more than 90 tombs where buried the wives of Pharaohs, princesses and even a handful of princes were buried here from the 18th through to the 20th dynasties – in ancient times, of the more than 75 tombs that we know of, only four are open to the public. Visitors can enter the burial places of Queen Titi, the Ramesside princes Khaemwaset and Amunherkhepshef, and the tomb considered to be the finest of all the tombs the Tomb of Queen Nefertari the favorite wife of Ramesses II the tomb is finely decorated with paintings on the wall which descriptions of Nefertiti’s life and her husband and King Akhenaten. Exquisitely colourful scenes decorate the walls of the three chambers and their connecting corridors; while golden stars twinkle down from the ceilings. Ramesses love for his first wife is also demonstrated in the enormous rock temple dedicated to her that stands beside his own at Abu Simbel.