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Valley of the Nobles

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Address: West Bank near Ramesseum | Gurna, Luxor, Egypt
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US$ 68.00*
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Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina...
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US$ 150.00*
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Day Tour to Luxors Tombs and Funerary Temples
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Day Tour to Ramesseum Temple, Habu Temple, and Valley of the Nobles

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These tombs were actually in a way more interesting as you can see what went on from the drawings in the tomb which were amazing

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These tombs were actually in a way more interesting as you can see what went on from the drawings in the tomb which were amazing

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A site visit is a must and also away from so many visitors. Although very small in size, these tombs include some of the most beautiful paintings of the Theban tombs. The preservation of colour remains astounding. The Tomb of Nakht and the Tomb of Menna. Second, you will visit the Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Valley of the Nobles is a wonderful change from the Valley of the Kings and the nearby Valley of the Queens. The artistic depictions on the walls depict more natural scenes of real life instead of the mythology of the ancient Egyptian religion. My particular favorite was the unforgettable tomb of Sennefer. The beautifully painted grapevines that cover the... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

There are some real hidden gems in the Valley of the Nobles. The tombs aren't as grand as those in the Valley of the Kings, but the artwork on the walls is extra special. There is more daily life scenes here, where Egyptologists really learned about the average Egyptians' lives. You'll be the only tourists here, as the groups don't... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Valley of the Nobles is accessible while staying in Luxor. Get a Taxi but agree an inclusive price including everything even the tip before departing. 25% of the original asking price is often the norm.Pay about 2500 £ Egypt, in UK money £12 for four hours. Join this trip up with the Valley of the Kings and Queens. If... More 

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Tombs of the Nobles are located on the west bank, near Luxor. They have much better preserved examples of tomb paintings. The site contains around 400 tombs of various dignitaries. While the royal tombs emphasize the concept of the afterlife, the decorations in these tombs embellish scenes from daily life in ancient Egypt. The most vivid and well-preserved paintings are... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We walked past a chain of about 150 workers passing rocks in buckets from a tomb excavation high on the hill. Meanwhile, the open tombs were beautiful with a lot of scenery from 1500 BC. The locals walk you around between your ticketed tombs--3 per ticket, suggest two packs. You need a lot of 5 and 10 pound notes to... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

There are lots of tombs of tge Nobles of the New Kingdom cut into the rock of what was Gurna. The houses of Gurna have now been removed, leaving access to many tombs. The tickets, sold in the ticket office, are for groups of 2 or 3 tombs, so do your research to decide which tombs to visit - my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

These tombs had some of the most color we saw in Egypt. No pictures allowed, but the "guards" will allow it for a small fee. Well worth the visit.

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Hampshire, UK
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I much prefer visiting the tombs of the nobles rather than those in the Valley of the Kings. Firstly, they're much easier to get into (far fewer steps) and secondly the scenes are far more prosaic, people playing instruments, fishing, having fun rather than lots and lots of gods and stuff. Highly recommended.

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