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    Valley of the Kings: A Sacred Place of Mystery and Exploration Valley of the Kings, said to be the greatest treasure trove ever known, is the home of more than sixty-three tombs and chambers of pharaoh’s and other major royal figures. Built more than three and a half thousand years ago, it has been a concentrated area of archeological and egyptological exploration. It tells the story of not only the pharaohs and nobles laid to rest there, but also the craftsmen who designed, built, and painted the tombs. Construction of the Valley of the Kings took place from the sixteenth to the eleventh centuries BCE during the eighteenth through twentieth dynasties, also known as the New Kingdom Egypt (Journey Through the Valley of the Kings). The Valley of the Kings sits on the West Bank of the Nile in Egypt outside of an ancient city Thebes which is modern day Luxor. To this day the site remains a great world of ancient mystery and treasure. Craftsmen began work on the tombs the day a king took over the throne and continued until the day he was buried; seventy days after his death for mummification (Schneider). The construction of these tombs were seen as far more important than that of the palace…

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    Burial practices in the Valley of the Kings The Valley of the Kings was the hidden burial ground of many Ancient Egyptians pharaohs who remain undisturbed in their afterlife for thousands of years. From the detailed examination of the archaeological remains of the Valley of the Kings, it can be revealed that archaeological evidence had several symbolic meanings to the pharaohs as it showcases Egyptian beliefs, revealed how materialistic pharaohs were in life and death and the significance of…

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    Greek Tombs Essay

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    ‍ Why aren’t tombs explored more? People may think that people going into tombs would lead to robbery, but what about experts? Egyptian tombs should be explored by special scientists because they have many un-explored areas, have many riches to discover, and new kings to learn about. The beginning tomb robbers were in the time of Rameses IX. Rameses lived in about 1124 BC to 1106 BC. Rameses IX lived in the twentieth Egyptian Dynasty. His acquaintance, called Paser, made up the theory of making…

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    Ramesses Vi's Tomb Analysis

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    There are currently 62 numbered tombs that have been discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Not all occupants have been identified and not all have been excavated. Epigraphy, whether done as an exact copy or done photographically, has been attempted in only 25 of these tombs (see chart 1). Of these 25, 8 do not have any epigraphic publications associated with them. Moreover, almost all KV tombs have been mentioned in a larger publication dealing with of the Valley of the Kings, namely Elizabeth…

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    King Tut's Legacy

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    Necropolis, Great Sphinx, and the one I have looked into the most the Valley of Kings. These different locations really reflect the legacy that still stands as a significant and popular interest worldwide thousands of years after they were first occupied. Being one of the earliest centres of Christianity, Egypt was Islamized in the seventh…

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    Howard Carter Discovery

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    The Life and Discovery made by Howard Carter The most famous discovery of an Egyptian pharaoh in history is the finding of Tutankhamun’s tomb. He was also known as King Tut. There were many who tried for over more than 3,000 years but failed to find the tomb. It was the discovery by Howard Carter in 1922 that made history. Howard Carter was born in May 9, 1874 in Kensington, London. His father was a successful artist named Samuel Carter. He didn’t grow up living with his parents because he was…

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    Hatshepsut With a ruling period of over 3000 years, Egypt has seen roughly 170 pharaohs, yet there are few outside of egyptologists that can name more than two or three off the top of their head. Not many remember these kings of the east, and it is even more difficult to when their mark on their own history was erased by their successors. Hatshepsut was one of the few, and by far one of the most successful female pharaohs in ancient Egypt. She was the first of them to seize total control of…

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    Tomb III

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    two children (Diodorus 16.91-95). The closeness in time of death makes it very likely that Philip II and Cleopatra Eurydice are buried together in the tombs at Aegae. If the tombs at Vergina are indeed Aegae as the burial goods would indicate, one of them must contain the body of such a great king as Philip II. However, Philip’s son Philip III is also a contender for the occupation of Tomb II. Although possessing some sort of learning difficulty, Philip III took the Macedonian throne in 323…

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    mathematician, astronomer, architect, priest, and an adviser to the king at that time (king Djoser). Imhotep was a miracle man he was famous for many things. Imhotep was born a commoner but in the end, he became a god. His most recognized achievement is the design and construction of the famous step pyramids. Imhotep was also an astrologer and a medicine man. Imhotep helped science to be introduced in a way that was unusual for his era. This revolutionary man was born at 2667 BCE in Memphis,…

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    Dr. Ashraf Selim loved the heritage of his country and was asked to help solve a puzzle by using his knowledge. In 2005 an Egyptian team of radiologist and a group of foreign radiologist studied CT imagers of the mummified remain of Tutankhamun taken on a 6slice CT Siemens scanner. They were to determine what killed him and were given 3 months to do so. They had discrepancies in their interpretations so Dr. Selim was asked to help with the diagnosis. He discovered that King Tut’s trunk, limbs,…

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