The Valley of the Queens held the burial places of the wives of the Pharaohs. There are some fantastic tombs with exquisite paintings in that valley, if anything they are more impressive than the ones in the Valley of the Kings.

Queen Nefertari was the most important consort of Ramesses II. She was buried in a very elaborately decorated tomb.

Osirisnet.net has detailed descriptions of many of the tombs around Thebes (Luxor) in the Valley of the Queens.

The Valley of the Queens is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis.

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Valley of the Queens

Interior Tomb Nefertari Showing
Interior of the tomb of Nefertari, showing the Gods Osiris (far left), Khepri (center left, with the Scarab Beetle as head), Ra Horakhty (with the Sun Disk), and the Goddess Neith (far right). (687k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the God Horus leading the Queen, with the Goddess Neith on the far right. (623k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari. (678k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, with the Queen offering gifts. (658k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the God of the Underworld, Osiris, receiving the Queen. (558k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the Goddess Isis, wife of Osiris, with the Was scepter, leading the Queen. (618k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the Benu Bird on the far left. Benu was an avian deity and associated with rebirth. (726k)
Beautiful Paintings Tombs Queens
Beautiful paintings in one of the tombs of the Queens, with the God Thoth with the Was Scepter. In the upper left is the God Anubis. Notice the transparent skirts of the Queen. (583k)

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