The valley of the Queens was known in ancient as Ta-Set-Neferu, which means “the place of beauty” and it also has different names including Biban el-Harim, Biban el-Sultanat, and Wadi el-Melikat. It was the place, where the ancient Egyptians used to bury the wives of the ancient pharaohs. The main Wadi is located inside this valley and it consists of about 91 tombs and many valleys such as the Valley of Prince Ahmose, and the Valley of the Rope, there are also the Valley of the Three Pits, and the Valley of the Dolmen. UNESCO has added this site to the World Heritage List besides the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple & Luxor temple.
Valley of The Queens
The Location of Valley of the Queens
It is located near the Valley of the Kings across from Luxor on the west bank of the Nile where you can explore it through a luxury Nile cruise. An example of the tombs located in the Valley of the queen is the gorgeous tomb of queen Nefertari from the 19th dynasty, who was the wife of King Ramesses II. Inside the site, there are also some tombs of the children of the ancient pharaohs from the 19th and the 20th dynasties. The earliest tomb there may belong to the wife of Ramesses I, Sitre. There are tombs of Khaemwese, Titi, and Amonhirkhopsef.
The Tomb of Queen Nefertari
The fantastic tomb of Nefertari was known as Sistine Chapel in ancient Egypt. Queen Nefertari was the chief wife of Ramesses II. They married in 1312 BC and she soon gave him his first son, Amenhirwenemef. Although he married eight times in his life, Nefertari was his true beloved. Ramesses was really devoted to Nefertari and was obsessed with her beauty so he tried to make special things for her.
Queen Nefertari was the main Royal wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II and she also played a vital role in foreign politics. Queen Nefertari was not an ordinary woman and that is why Ramesses wanted the world to know how special she was to him. Ramesses built fantastic temples in honor of Nefertari, which are carved from the cliffs at Abu Simbel in Nubia. In addition to this, he built her a marvelous tomb at the Valley of the Queens.
The Description of Nefertari Tomb
The ceiling of the tomb is painted in dark blue and represents the heavens. The walls are painted in wonderful inscriptions with offering scenes and some depictions of Nefertari being presented to the Gods. In the middle of the chamber, there is a red granite sarcophagus of the queen. This chamber was called the “Golden Hall” by the ancients. Every single place in the tomb depicts the life and death of Queen Nefertari.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.