Valley of the Nobles
Valley of the Nobles
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elidezz
Brussels, Belgium11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This is one of those hidden gems. Not as popular as Kings & Queens, but some of the most colorful tombs you’ll see. And so mych cheaper too! For the 5 most polpular tombs, i.e, 2 sets, it was about 600EGP. The photos speak for themselves. And it’s not packed! So I recommend 96 & 100, then 55, 56,57. On the West bank of Luxor. You’ll have to walk a bit more, duck a lot, but given it’s quiet, take your time.
Written 18 January 2024
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rafaelrabello
Campinas, SP161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We were not expecting much about those tombs, but we really enjoy a lot there!
These tombs are very different from VoK.
Tomb 96 (Sennofer) is from another world. I had to search for articles to really be sure that it was not recently painted, because it looks that someone painted it like yesterday, amazing.
Tomb 55 (Ramose) is also interesting and different from any other.

Tips:
1. Visit tomb 96 and 55.
2. There is a guy offering for help when you arrive there. You should decline!!! The paths are very well identified and this guy will ask you a lot of money later.
3. There is always a 'guard' in the tombs to check your ticket. They will explain the paintings and of course later they will expect something from you. We paid between 5-10EGP for each of them and really worth it. They were kind and gave a lot of good explanations. So prepare some small bills for them.
Written 28 June 2023
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Iulia
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Amazing place to visit, must do if you’re in Luxor. The guide we booked, Peter Pop, was nice and introduced us to the places we visited. English speaker.
Written 1 June 2023
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Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia841 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We were looking forward to our visit here after enjoying the also lesser known Valley of the Artisans. However, as we started to follow the signs up to the site we were greeted by a local or perhaps a caretaker who said he would be happy to show us around. We said we could just follow the signs but he insisted that he would like to help us enjoy the tombs....I asked what would his fee be and he said nothing, I just want to help you! So against our better judgement off we went....must admit the tombs weren't nearly as good as those @ the Valley of the Artisans but when we went to leave, the gentleman put his hand out for money....he was very insistent to the point that we felt uncomfortable and concerned that he might become violent! A warning, do not accept this man's pushy advances to help you....its not genuine!
Written 12 April 2023
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Mary R
Winchester, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A brilliant way to view what the lifestyle was like for the courtiers. Fantastic decorative paintings. Each site was well explained on clear to read notices. The custodians of the area find it difficult to understand why the site is not visited by the touts guides.
+ Lack of tourists.
- Each custodian expects a tip for telling you what is on the notice, however it’s understandable when many of them have lost their homes to make way for the archaeological excavations, they are probably paid very little.
My favourite site on the West Bank.
Written 15 December 2022
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swisstraveller
Berne666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The love for detail in those tombs is amazing. You can see a lot of daily life in 1800 BC, and the paintings and reliefs are very well preserved. The tombs dont get many visitors, which is great. In one tomb, the keeper lights the tomb in the ancient way, with a mirror, which gives a great experience.
Written 23 October 2022
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Abovetheclouds
2,433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Highly recommend. Many people miss this but the tombs were different and the detail. The setting was nice too. Wear good shoes and avoid the afternoon heat!
Written 27 March 2022
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WelshPC
Gainesville GA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Recommend visiting Valley of the Nobles - vivid colors depicting everyday life. Not as crowded as Valley of the Kings. Very enjoyable!
Written 26 February 2022
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Michael H
Berkeley, United States43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Some of the finest and most interesting tombs to visit on the West Bank. Ramose, Sennefer, Minna, and Rekhmire are among my favorite tombs. It helps to have some historical background to better appreciate the tombs as belonging to individuals and not merely anonymous curiosities, for example, that Sennefer was Mayor of Thebes under Amenhotep II or Ramose was vizier to Amenhotep III and IV (Akhenaten).
It is useful to have a guide, particularly if you are short on time, and a solid printed guide if you want to see the many specific points of interest in each one. Ramose has exceptional relief carving and a great painted funeral scene. Others have scenes of life in Ancient Egypt that are worth study to see the many facets of Egyptian life, something that is not shown in the Valley of the Queens or Kings.
Written 4 January 2022
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
These tombs of many administrators, governors and minor nobles are also located on the West Bank of Luxor and worth a visit. We were able to tour three tombs and all contained very vivid artwork depicting daily life and tasks. The Tom of Sennefer was the the most impressive.
Written 7 December 2021
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