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Tomb of Ay

Western Valley, Luxor, Egypt
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Similar in many respects to King Tuts tomb

Although the tomb is high up in the West Valley, it gives you an insight to what the Valley of The... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
billyjimbob
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Beautiful, quiet Valley. Try to see

Get you ticket from main Valley of Kings ticket office. The entrance to the Western Valley is near... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
858doug
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Although the tomb is high up in the West Valley, it gives you an insight to what the Valley of The Kings must have once looked like. There were archeologists digging for new tombs which was fascinating although we were asked not to take photos....More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Get you ticket from main Valley of Kings ticket office. The entrance to the Western Valley is near where the taxis and coaches park for the Valley of Kings. It is beautiful and so quiet. This valley is the home to local godess MERETSEGAR "She...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is one of those tombs that are quite a hike, almost to a different valley from valley of the Kings. It is interesting to imagine that there might be even MORE of these tombs in this new valley though. If you have been to...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Ay's tomb is in the Western Valley, up a side canyon from the main Valley of the Kings. You'll need a car to get up here and you'll have to wake the guard in his little hut. Then he will unlock the door and you'll...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This tomb was enlarged by Aye after the death of Tut for his own use. Aye's successor had major issues with him and smashed his sarcaphagus (restored now) and attacked his images in the tomb.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Using our Luxor Pass, we decided to visit Ay. His tomb is in the Valley of the Monkeys. This valley is not commercialised for visitors, and it's easy to imagine the way the Valley of the Kings was 100 years ago. The tomb is visited...More

2  Thank Jude M
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This tomb is in the western valley, which is called the valley of Monkeys also. This needs a separate ticket. When I visited it, I was the only visitor there. We picked up the site guardian on our way, who was asleep in his hut....More

1  Thank K_Yogi
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ay was Tutankhamun successor and only reigned for about 4 years and the small tomb reflects this short reign. The decoration in this tomb is very similar to KV62 (Tutankhamum) including the unique drawings of Baboons. One therory is that this tomb may have been...More

3  Thank Brian J
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

The tomb is not enormous, nor very lavish, however it is really worth a visit. You have to find a taxi driver who is prepared to take you up there. Some don't want the hassle, and it might be that you have to offer a...More

3  Thank MrREB
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I love going to Tomb of Ay in the Valley of the Monkeys. It's in the Western Valley of the Valley of the Kings and it's just awesome. Not allowed to take photos inside though.

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BiyaAwan
25 May 2016|
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Response from luxorlight | Reviewed this property |
Hi no, I live here in Luxor, so not on a cruise. The tombs open from 6am til 4pm roughly. I go there often and I don't buy tickets for Kings Valley, I only purchase for Tomb of Ay. As the guy said above you need a... More
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