Valley of the Nobles

Valley of the Nobles

Valley of the Nobles

Valley of the Nobles - Egypt Tours Portal

What is the Valley of the Nobles?

The Valley of the Nobles (The Tombs of the Nobles or The Theban Necropolis or The Worker’s Village) is Hundreds of rock-cut tombs of nobles in ancient Egypt, discovered along the west bank of the Nile in the city of Luxor on an area called Sheik Abd El-Korna. It is located between the Ramesseum and Hatshepsut’s temple, carved into the hillside to the final resting place to many governors, officials, administrators, generals and others from the new kingdom (1570-1070 BC). Valley of the Nobles were very humble and not large or extravagant like the tombs of the Kings. In these tombs, there are many simple depictions that painted a picture about life was like back then at ancient times. These tombs were said to have lost through time but about at least 415 Tombs were found to various characters holding priceless information.

Who Were these Nobles?

Each one of the tombs was able to convey the full life story of their inhabitants through the wonderful decorations on the tomb walls depicting every detail of their lives. One of the most famous tombs is the one belonging to Ra-Mose (Number 55) who was the Mayor of the Thebes during the End of Amenhotep III reign, his tomb consists of a rock-cut court with a central doorway leading to the inner hall and under it is shafts leading to the burial chambers where his mummy was not found and the decorations were not finished because Ra-Mose moved with the new King Akhenaton to the new Capital Akht-Aton (Tell El-Amarna) where his Tomb’s decoration was left unfinished, they were made using high techniques even if we couldn’t witness the final product. He was the High Preist of Amon, he enjoyed the Great power and had a unique position. His tombs shed some light on the period of Akhenaton calling for Atonism (The Worship of Aton the sun Disc) and on Akhenaton himself as a lot of information about his family and life was Known.

Another example is the tomb of Re-Khmee-e (Number 100) who was the vizier of Thuthmosis III and Amenhotep II, that holds beautiful decorations that convey the arrival of foreign delegations carrying presents and tributes like agricultural products, utensils and rare animals to the pharaoh of Egypt. Through his tomb, we were able to determine the responsibilities of the vizier.

The Tombs Chapel of Nakht (Number 52) belongs to a great Scribe and an astronomer in the temple of Amon during the reign of Pharaoh Tuthmosis IV while his wife was a chanter and carried many activities within Amon’s Temple. Their tomb was fairly small but it had beautiful decorations with brilliant colorful scenes. These decorations were able to convey many details about the ancient days and many of their customs like Bird hunting and the influence if the music in their Culture. The Tomb of Menna (Number 69) who was a land surveyor (A Tax Collector from the Farmers), is the most beautiful as it is filled with many decorations while a full day to day scenes of the ancient times which makes it completely magical.

Make your dream come true and get the chance to visit the Valley of the Nobles through our cheap holidays to Egypt, or you can visit it with other historical landmarks that are excited in Luxor and Aswan with a private Egyptologist tour guide through our Nile cruises.


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Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

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