Valley of the Queens
Grandma Bert's view of the Western Gebel (the region of the dead) on the way to the Valley of the Queens. Some of the houses were built above ancient tombs. Nobles were buried here during the New Kingdom.
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
Tomb of Nefertari
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
The ruggedness of the area is clear in this photo.
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
Various tombs within the Valley of the Queens. Actually, children and high ranking officials were buried here, too. But the first tombs discovered were of queens, hence the name stuck.
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
Bridge crossing rough terrain to tombs.
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
Entrances to several tombs can be seen here.
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
What once can expect inside this particular tomb. Again, no photography was allowed inside the tombs.
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
Close-up view of a typical tomb entrance. They were not as large and elaborate as the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Queens
A row of tomb entrances. And then Grandpa Roy's camera stopped working because of the heat! (Once his camera cooled on the air conditioned bus, it worked fine again).
Valley of the Queens