Valley of the Kings
New Kingdom Scarab with the throne name of Tuthmose III, 24mm x 18mm. An excellently executed scarab with the throne name of Tuthmose III (Men-kheper-ra) who reigned 1504-1450BC. The mummy of this king was buried in tomb KV34 in the Valley of the Kings, and he was also known as Tuthmosis III (he was also Queen Hatshepsut's rival for the throne). The heiroglyphic inscription shows a clear cartouche with his throne name, a well defined Sphinx (the solar-form of Ra-Horus of the Horizon)
10 things to do when you’re on holiday in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh 6. Luxor Known as the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor is built on the site of the ancient city of Thebes. It’s close to the Valley of the Kings, which was the burial ground for Egyptian kings like Tutankhamun. Plus, Luxor is home to the Temple of Karnak, which is the largest religious site in the world.
The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Djeser-Djeseru ("Holy of Holies"), is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration, and later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt."
Great moment of Archaeology: Nov 26th 1922 Howard Carter enters the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. He had been working in the Valley of the Kings for years, but on 4th Nov, Carter’s water carrier found the steps leading to the tomb. On 26th Nov, Carter made the famous “tiny breach” of the doorway, and was able to peer into the antechamber by the light of a candle and see that many of the gold treasures were still in place. When asked “Can you see anything?”, he replied: “Yes, wonderful things.”
Southern Tomb 25 at Amarna was intended for the burial of Ay, who later became Pharaoh, after Tutankhamun. The tomb was never finished, and he later buried in the Western Valley of the Valley of the Kings, in Thebes. The tomb was only partially carved from the rock, with the first part of the pillared hall only being anything like completed. The tomb contains depictions of Ay receiving rewards from Akhenaten and Nefertiti. The tomb also contains a version of the Great Hymn to the Aten.
At twilight on January 10, 1910, a young boy beckoned George Reisner to the Menkaura Valley Temple. There, emerging from a robbers' pit into which they had been discarded were the tops of two heads, perfectly preserved and nearly life-size. This was the modern world's first glimpse of one of humankind's artistic masterworks, the statue of Menkaura and queen.
Egypt - I would love to see several things here. Abu Simbel temples, Alexandria, Aswan, Camel market (Souq al-Gamaal), Birqash, City of gold, Diving in the Red Sea, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Luxor temples, Mount Sinai, Pyramids of Giza, River Nile cruise, and, Valley of the Kings just to name a few - lots of $$$$ - I am sure this will be a trip to do later in life