Valley of the Nobles, Luxor

#12 of 30 in Historic Sites in Luxor
Ruin · Tourist Spot
Go off the beaten path at Luxor and visit Valley of the Nobles, a series of well-preserved burial sites belonging to powerful and influential residents of the ancient city. Hundreds of sepulchers dot the foothills, divided into groups and varying widely in condition, style, and decor of their walls. Bring a guide for your tour of the valley to learn more about each individual tomb and its owner, or explore the interiors by yourself and observe detailed and vibrant paintings on the walls, noted for their exquisite condition. To visit Valley of the Nobles and other attractions in Luxor, use our Luxor road trip planner.
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  • Very quiet. I was the only one there. Do it early as the heat is tough and you have to climb uphill. You can choose how many tombs you want to see. There are three different tickets. I bought...  more »
  • The tombs of the kings and queens of ancient Egypt are decorated with religious text from the Book of the Dead. These sacred texts were forbidden use by non royals, so the nobles covered their tombs.....  more »

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