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Tomb of Queen Nefatari

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Last updated: 10 March, 2024

The Tomb of Queen Nefertari, located in the Valley of the Queens, is arguably one of the most beautiful tombs in all of Egypt.

Nefertari, the greatly loved wife of Pharaoh Ramses II, was a significant figure in ancient Egypt, renowned for her beauty and intellect. The exquisitely decorated tomb beautifully showcases her importance.

Its walls are adorned with detailed, vibrant frescoes depicting Nefertari’s journey to the afterlife, with numerous hieroglyphs and symbolic scenes of her interacting with various deities. The quality of the artwork is truly phenomenal, with each image and colour holding significant meaning, presenting a stunning blend of art and theology.

Despite the tomb’s discovery in a state of disarray in 1904, it has undergone extensive restoration. While the cost of entry is higher than other tombs, the quality of the art and the historical significance of Nefertari makes it an essential stop.

Logistics

Price from: £75
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The Valley of the Queens is located on Luxor’s West Bank.

Visiting on an organised tour is strongly recommended. Guides greatly enhance your visit, providing detailed explanations about the site’s history and the symbolism in Nefertari’s tomb. They’ll also arrange all logistics including transport and tickets.

If you’re going it alone, take a taxi, bike, or a local minibus from the ferry terminal. Tickets for the Valley of the Queens and Queen Nefertari’s tomb are separate and can be purchased at the ticket office near the site. Guides can be hired at the entrance.

The entry fee for Nefertari’s tomb is considerably higher than for the other tombs.

Don’t forget to bring water, sun protection, and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

When to do it

The site is open all year round, seven days a week. It’s best to arrive early to avoid crowds.

Who to go with: organised tours

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