About Valley of The Kings

Firslty, The Valley of the Kings (Egyptian Arabic: وادى الملوك Wādī el-Mulūk; Coptic: ϫⲏⲙⲉ Džēme ), also people call it as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings (وادى ابواب الملوك Wādī Ebwāb el-Mulūk), is an area in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the Eighteenth Dynasty to the Twentienth Dynasty, rock-cut tombs were excavated for Pharaohs and powerful nobles under the New kingdom of ancient Egypt.

It is a wadi sitting on the west bank of the Nile. Opposite Thebes (modern-day Luxor) and within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. There are two main sections: the East Valley, where the majority of the royal tombs are situated; and the West Valley, otherwise known as the Valley of the Monkeys.

With the 2005 discovery of a new chamber and the 2008 discovery of two further tomb entrances. The Valley of the Kings contains 65 tombs and chambers. Ranging in size from the simple pit that is KV54 to the complex tomb that is KV5, which alone has over 120 chambers for the sons of Ramesses II. It was the principal burial place for the New Kingdom’s major royal figures as well as a number of privileged nobles. The royal tombs people decorated them with traditional scenes from Egyptian mythology . And, Reveal clues to the period’s funerary practices and after beliefs.  But, they still give an idea of the opulence and power of Egypt’s pharaohs.

Valley of the Kings
وادى الملوك



The area of the Theban hills is subject to infrequent, violent thunderstorms causing flash floods in the valley. Recent studies shows that there are at least seven active flood stream beds leading down into the central area. This central area appears to have been flooded at the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty, with several tombs buried under metres of debris. Finally,The tombs KV55, KV62, and KV63 people seated them into the actual wadi bedrock rather than the debris. Showing that the level of the valley was five meters below its present level.