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.

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
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). (649k)
Painting Tomb Queen
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the God Horus leading the Queen, with the Goddess Neith on the far right. (599k)
Painting Tomb Queen
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari. (642k)
Painting Tomb Queen
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, with the Queen offering gifts. (621k)
Painting Tomb Queen
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the God of the Underworld, Osiris, receiving the Queen. (541k)
Painting Tomb Queen
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the Goddess Isis, wife of Osiris, with the Was scepter, leading the Queen. (589k)
Painting Tomb Queen
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. (665k)
Beautiful Paintings Tombs
Beautiful paintings in one of the tombs of the Queens, with the God Thoth with the Was Scepter. Notice the transparent skirts of the Queen. (562k)
Painting Tomb Amunherkhepshef
Painting in the tomb of Amunherkhepshef, a son of Ramesses II. (544k)
Painting Tomb Menna
Painting in the tomb of Menna, showing the Benu Bird (center left). (614k)
Painting Tomb Senefer
Painting in the tomb of Senefer, showing grape vines, heavy with fruit. (566k)
Painting Tomb Senefer
Painting in the tomb of Senefer. (677k)
Interior Tomb Nacht
Interior of the tomb of Nacht. (632k)
Painting Tomb Nacht
Painting in the tomb of Nacht, showing wine making in the upper row, and catching and plucking birds in the lower row. (637k)
Painting Tomb Senngen
Painting in the tomb of Senngen, showing Osiris, the God of the Underworld. (538k)

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