Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings, also the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as part of Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: New Valley Governorate

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Date of Inscription: 1979

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