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Valley of the Queens, Luxor

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The tombs of the pharoahs' queens, daughters and princes were dug into the rock of a small but beautiful valley west of Deir Al Medina. The most famous, that of Queen Nefertari, wife of the powerful Ramses II, was restored in the 1980s and is the most brilliant colored tomb in all of Luxor, but it can only be visited by private arrangement with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (which charges a four-figure fee per person) because it's extremely fragile. The tombs of the young Princes Khaemwese and Amonherkhepshef, both sons of Ramses III, contain moving scenes of their father leading them by the hand to the afterlife, introducing them to deities and making sure they respond correctly to ensure their passage.

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