Saturday, 23 May 2009

Valley of the Queens


Originally named the 'Place of Beauty', the valley contains about 80 tombs (1550–1070 BC) of Pharaohs' wives and princesses, most of which are uninscribed and simple in plan.
River Nile west bank, opposite to Luxor (former Thebas), Egypt

16 comments:

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM:)

Lovely photos. The tombs are inspiring. It looks like the Egyptians gave considerable importance to style and design of the tombs of their dead kings and noble people so that they will be remembered for ever.

Many thanks for sharing:)
Joseph

Barb said...

I'm always amazed how this was accomplished. Your photos captured it beautifully....Barb

Cezar and Léia said...

Egypt must be a fascinating destination! (Cezar)
I won't go there! I'm afraid of the pharaoh's curse! (Léia)

Iloilo Onfoot said...

oh my...
the carved the edifice out of a mountainside?
reminds me of Petra so much

Tinsie said...

Spooky!

Λακης Φουρουκλας said...

Great shots. That's a place i really want to go one day. It's just "next door" and perhaps that is why i haven't been there yet. Well done

An Asian Traveler said...

It's indeed a place of beauty. The structures are magnificent.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

these are good memories for me. I really enjoyed my trip to egypt. And, we actually had King Tut in King Tut's tomb when we visited last September. King Tutu was only there a short while but it was unique. We went in a lot of the tombs. Truly amazing

Tiago Ralha said...

Cada vez que vejo fotos do Egipto digo: É desta vez que lá vou!!! Mas ainda não aconteceu. A 1ª foto está brutal. Deve ser de uma dimensão assustadora :)

jasperjugan said...

whoaa! tomb of tut ankh amon. i didn't know it is spelled that way!

Jacob said...

Not ever having been to Egypt and knowing what little I do from history books, these are truly entertaining, educational and enticing photographs!

One of these days...

Rajesh said...

Fantastic snaps. The paining and the structures are amazing.

Ken Mac said...

striking!

Femin Susan said...

It looks like Egypt is a fantastic destination.It is spooky though.
Cheers!

Sherry Stewart said...

Nice JM,gosh what else do you have time to do, but travel? lol
Egypt, I've studied, and don't have to go there because I was there in a past life.. During the Amarna period..i think ;)

ruma2008 said...

It is magnificent so as not to be able to have the description.
ruma