Valley of the Queens
The Valley of the Queens is located on the West Bank at Luxor
(ancient Thebes). There are between 75 and 80 tombs in the
Valley of the Queens, or Biban al-Harim. These belong to Queens
of the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties.
Examples of the most important and preserved tombs:
The Tomb of Queent Titi (Tomb 52):
She is probably the queen of a 20th Dynasty. She is depicted
with the sidelocks common to the Egyptian young of the period
and in the presence of the gods Thoth, Atum, Isis and Nephthys.
In the next chamber the queen is shown making offerings to
Hathor the cow, and in the last chamber the gods Neith, Osiris,
Selquit, Nephthys and Thoth.
The Tomb of Nefertari (Tomb 66):
One of five wives of Ramesses II, Nefertari was his favorite and
the tomb here is one of the most beautiful in Egypt. The tomb is
completely painted with scenes though out. In most of these,
Nefertari, known as 'the most beautiful of them', is accompanied
by gods. She is usually wearing a golden crown with two feathers
extended from the back of a vulture and clothed in a white,
gossamer gown. Be sure not to miss the side room where one scene
depicts the queen worshipping the mummified body of Osiris. Near
the stairs to the burial chamber is another wonderful scene with
Nefertarti offering milk to the goddess Hathor.