Fri, Oct 22: Valley of the Kings, Egypt
There are 63 royal tombs at the Valley of the Kings, though only some are open to the public at a time. The general entry ticket lets you into three tombs of your choice. The Seti I tomb, and King Tutankhamun tomb require a separate ticket.
The UnchartedX Egypt Tour included a Seti I ticket. That’s the fanciest one there. Then I picked the Merenptah tomb, Ramses III tomb, and Ramses VI tomb.
All the mummies have been removed and relocated except one. King Tut. Poor dude. Short life, buried in a small tomb, they took away his gold mask, and put him on display for hundreds of people to look at his face every day. Never to rest in peace ever again.
The King Tut tomb was crowded earlier, but by the time I went back to the main gate to buy the extra ticket and come back, I was the only one in there.
TIP: buy all the tickets you want at the main gate because no tickets are sold at the tombs and it’s a long tram ride to get to the entrance. Additionally, there is a fee to ride the tram, so don’t be like me and have to pay it twice.
Have you been on a tour of the Valley of the Kings? What tombs did you visit and what did you like best? Let us know in the comments.
Part of the Ben UnchartedX Egypt Tour