In Arabic, 'The Valley of the Queens' means 'Wadi al-Malikat' and 'Ta Set Neferu' in Ancient Egyptian means 'The Place of Beauty".
It contains more than 80 tombs of queens, princes, and princesses of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties. Normally, queens were buried alongside their husbands in the Valley of the Kings with the belief that they were to continue living as a family in the afterlife – just as their ancient gods existed in a "holy family". Significantly, since the Ramses I's wife, Queen Sit-Re, was buried here in his reign, this tradition was changed.
Mostly, this valley contains unfinished tombs, without decoration. After the limestone walls were covered with a layer of Nile mud, they were whitewashed and then painted. Nearly ninety tombs were located in the ...Read More