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Photographer's Note

This photo was taken above the Valley of the Kings after a toilsome walk on a very hot day. Situated at West Thebes, this is the place where during a period of 500 years almost all the kings of 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties were buried. The ancient name of this place was Ta Set Aat, "The Great Place" and the modern arabic name is Wadi Biban el-Muluk, "The Valley of the Doors of the Kings". The picture shows the inner central part of the valley, with the tombs of Ramesses VI and Tutankhamun in the centre along the main path, to left near the cliff ridge is the tomb of Amenhotep II and to the right the tomb of Merenptah can be seen. The valley is honeycombed with 57 tombs, most of them belonging to the kings and handfull belonging to near relatives an court friends.

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