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Tomb of Tutankhamun

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb was one of the most exciting finds of modern archaeology, enhanced by the enormous wealth of artistic heritage brought to light.     In 1922 Englishman Lord Carnarvon, art collector and great traveler had already invested about 50,000 pounds sterling in financing numerous excavations in Egypt, all of which had …

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Karnak Temple

  At about three kilometers from the Temple of Luxor stands the vast monumental area of Karnak, which the Greeks Called Hermonthis: The archeological site includes three divided area separated by a rough brick boundary. The Largest is the central area covering¬† thirty hectares, which Diodorus of Sicily handed down to us as the most …

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Luxor Temple

  In Luxor, all that remains of its glorious past is the temple that the ancient Egyptians built to the glory of Amon-Ra, king of the gods, and which they called ” Southern harem of Amon”. Brought back to light in 1883 by Gaston Maspero, the temple is 26 meters long and its construction was …

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Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

One thousand two hundred years after Imhotep, another architect, Senmut, went down in Egyptian history with another architectural masterpiece. Queen Hatshepsut, more a benefactress of the arts than a military leader, commissioned a monument to be built in honor of her father Thotmosis I and for herself chose an inaccessible valley which, consecrated to the …

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Valley of the Kings

  Beyond the semicircle of rocks of Deir el Bahari lies the Valley of the Kings or Biban el-Muluk, which means the Gates of the Kings. This famous gorge, dominated by a peaked mountain called ” Theban crown”, contains the necropolis of the great Egyptian sovereigns from the sudden, unexpected decision of Thotmosis I to …

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Valley of the Queens

The valley of the Queens known today as Biban el-Harim opens up at about one and a half kilometers south west Valley of the Kings. The ancient Egyptians gave it the evocative name of Set Neferu, meaning “seat of beauty”. From 1903 to 1906 the Italian archaeological expedition led by Ernesto Schiaparelli discovered about eighty …

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