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Valley of Kings

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 3

Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings

Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings

The tomb of Ramses 3 (1198-1166 BCE) is one of the largest in the valley. But he got much help from Sethnakht who started its building process. As the shaft of the Sethnakht's construction suddenly burst into another tomb, he abandoned it, placing his grave in the Tomb of Tawsert.
Ramses 3 took over the tomb, but moved the shaft a few metres to the right. The tomb is only 40 metres deep, but the rooms are wider than usual.
Among the most interesting aspects of this tomb, is that it contains several scenes from everyday life, in a addition to a quite famous scene of two harpists singing to the gods Shu and Atum. The lyrics of the song cover the entrance to the small side chamber where this is found.
There are 9 more side chambers, believed to have been used to store funerary objects.
The reliefs are considered to be of interior quality, but they have varied styles and content and are freshly coloured.

Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings

Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings

By Tore Kjeilen