Valley of the Kings
The city is dubbed the “Rising of Aten” and was discovered by the renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass, head of the Egyptian mission in the west of Luxor Governorate.
The mummy of King Seti II, the fifth pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, was discovered in 1898 in the Tomb of Amenhotep II (KV 35) in Valley of the Kings, Luxor.
Hatshepsut’s achievements as a powerful queen and then a ruling pharaoh have made her one of the most famous figures in ancient Egypt history.
On February 16, 1923, Howard Carter was the first person in more than 3000 years to set foot in the room that contained the ark of Tutankhamun.
According to the archaeological researcher Magdy Shaker, an Egyptian papyrus dating back to the year 1200 BC revealed an incident of harassment in the city of Thebes, the capital of ancient Egypt, which is currently located in the city of Luxor in Upper Egypt.
Tutankhamun was buried in his famous tomb “Cemetery 62” in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. It was discovered on November 4, 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter.
In light of the resumption of cultural tourism in Egypt, starting from the beginning of the previous September, a number of tourist groups from France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Ukraine and Belarus flocked to Luxor from Hurghada as part of the "one-day" trips.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities decided to reopen five museums and eight archaeological sites as of July 1.
Egyptologist Zahi Hawas said that he is currently searching with his team for the tomb of Queen Nefertiti in Luxor and the cemetery of the architect Imhotep in Saqqara.
Recently, Zahi Hawass has announced the start of the National Project for the Study of Royal Mummies. Will Nefertiti be found?
Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani visited the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings on the western mainland in Luxor to observe the installation of the king's quartzite sarcophagus.
The Egyptian archaeologist mission led by prominent historian and archaeologist Zahi Hawas began excavation works in the Valley of Monkeys of Valley of the Kings.
Aliaa Ismail, 26, is the first Egyptian to work in the field of 3D scanning of Egyptian heritage at the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.