|Valley of the Kings|
Thebes on the east bank of the Nile was the land of the living. On the opposite west bank, toward the setting sun, was the Valley of the Kings where mummies of New Kingdom pharaohs were placed in tombs cut deep into the rock. The pharaohs had abandoned pyramids as graves, after those of their Old Kingdom predecessors were looted. In the Valley of the Kings, the dead pharaoh was left to make the journey to the kingdom of the gods - an afterlife depicted in beautiful decorations on walls of the tomb's chambers and passageways.
The Valley of the Kings is a valley in Egypt used tombs of the pharaohs and nobles of the modern state, where it was used for about 500 years to bury the pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, and the first and Ramses II, as well as the queens and chief priests The valley is located on the west bank of the Nile, The kings contain 63 tombs decorated with scenes of Egyptian legends and funerary rites in that period.