Valley of the Kings
The pyramid-shaped mountain in the Valley of the Kings. It was this mountain that attracted the ancient Egyptians to the valley.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Grandma Bert following Ihab into the Valley of the Kings. Notice the mountain peak which resembles a pyramid.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Holes to possible tomb sites in the side of the rugged terrain.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Hand-painted signs guide tourists to different part of the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Paths to several tombs. Grandma and Grandpa went left.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Entrance to number KV14, tomb of Tausert/Setnakht. It has been open since ancient times.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
There were many tombs, but Grandma and Grandpa went into only three.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
A man looks over the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
This sign showed what one could expect to see inside the tomb of Rameses III.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Grandma and Grandpa also went into the tomb of Rameses IX.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
A tram took visitors back and forth between the actual Valley of the Kings and the parking lot entrance.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Entrance to a tomb that is not open to the public.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Entrance to the tomb of Rameses III. No photography was permitted inside the tombs.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Home of Howard Carter, the Englishman who discovered King Tut's tomb. He lived here during his search for the tomb.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Another view of Howard Carter's home just outside the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Village outside Valley of the Kings. Notice the highest peak in the left rear of the photo. They ancient Egyptians chose this site because the mountain looked like a pyramid.
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
A donkey caravan travels across the top of a ridge at the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings