Valley of the Queens


Valley of the Queens
   An area on the west bank of the Nile opposite Thebes where the tombs of the queens and some princes of Dynasty 18, Dynasty 19, and Dynasty 20 were constructed. The most notable is the tomb of Nefertari, wife of Ramesses II. The area was explored by an Italian expedition under Ernesto Schiaparelli from 1903–1905, and since 1970, it has been extensively examined by a French team who began excavations in 1984.
   See also QV.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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