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The Valley of The Queens

The Valley of the Queens, on Luxor’s west bank, has 78 tombs of Egyptian queens from the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. The tomb of Queen Nefertari, King Ramses II’s wife, is the most renowned of them all.

The tomb of Khaemwese (tomb 44) is among the valley’s tombs. Scenes in Khaemwese’s tomb depict him and his father being brought to the guards of the gates of the afterlife. He is clothed in a robe, wearing a necklace, and sporting the sidelocks of youth as he makes an offering in the scenario.

Tomb of Khaemwese (tomb 44)

Queen Titi’s Tomb (Tomb 52): She is most likely the 20th Dynasty’s queen. She is shown in the company of the gods Thoth, Atum, Isis, and Nephthys, with sidelocks typical of Egyptian youth of the time. The queen is seen presenting gifts to Hathor the cow in the next chamber, while the gods Neith, Osiris, Selquit, Nephthys, and Thoth are shown in the last chamber.

Queen Titi’s Tomb (Tomb 52)

Amenhikhopeshef’s tomb (Tomb 55): Amenhikhopeshef was a son of Ramesses III, and scenes depict him with his father and gods such as Thoth, Ptah, and others. When he died, he was probably around nine years old. His father, Ramesses III, is shown presenting him to different gods, including Anubis, the Jackal-headed deity of the dead. In the grave, a preterm infant was also discovered. This was the property of this mother, who had an abortion after learning of Amenhikhopeshef’s death.

Amenhikhopeshef’s tomb (Tomb 55)
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