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Introduction

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Valley of Kings
Introduction

38. Tutankhamun

39. Ramses 9

40. Ramses 6

41. Ramses 3

42. Ramses 4

43. Ramses 2

44. Merneptah

45. Horemheb

46. Amenophis 2

47. Tawsert/ Sethnakht

48. Siptah

49. Tuthmosis 3

50. Seti 2

51. Seti 1




















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Valley of the Kings: Ramses 9


Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings

Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings

Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings


Coming to Ramses 9, we also come close to the end of the New Kingdom with its 20th Dynasty. The fact that this is a dynasty at sunset is well illustrated with the few sunk-reliefs compared to flat paintings. In short, the decorations here are cheaper than earlier 20th Dynasty kings had afforded.
The main attraction here is th Book of Night in the burial chamber. It is presented in yellow in a dark blue background. On the walls here you will see the pharaoh's resurrection by the god Khepri, which is the scarab incarnation of the sun with its rebirth at dawn.
All in all, this is a quite disappointing tomb, but if you try to see it in an historical context it is a very important counterweight of the wealthy tombs. It shows the conditions for most pharaohs. most were not in a position of creating lavish memorials over themselves.
Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings



By Tore Kjeilen