Valley of the Kings & Hatchepsut Temple
Queen Hatshepsut's Temple has been expertly restored and possesses some wonderful examples of Pharaonic art with beautiful colours. It also has beautiful views over the West Bank and the River Nile, and is located close to the Valley of the Kings. Queen Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful female pharaohs in ancient Egypt and this temple was built by her, and dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. A visit here with an experienced Egyptologist will give you a really good grasp of an Egyptian mortuary temple.
The tombs in the Valley of the Kings were cut into the limestone rock in a remote wadi (a dried-up river valley) on the west bank of the Nile. Their walls were painted and sculpted with magnificent murals depicting scenes of daily life and the land of the gods. The chambers were filled with everything from furniture to food, statues, boats and jewels - anything that a person may need to sustain life into eternity. You will visit 3 of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.