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Valley of the Kings

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The Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile, was the burial site of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. It was from here that they began their journey to the next life, or so they believed.

The Valley is scattered with temples and tombs, the best known being the tomb of Tutankhamun. Although smaller than many of the other tombs, its discovery by Howard Carter in 1922 was one of the most important archaeological finds ever made. Its rooms were crammed with treasures, including a quartzite sarcophagus and solid-gold coffin in which lay the mummified remains of the boy pharaoh.

Carter had previously discovered the tomb of Tuthmosis IV, but others had been there before and its contents removed. Other Valley of the Kings tombs were also looted, but the reliefs and hieroglyphics on their walls remain - with vivid scenes from the Book of the Dead and other rites.


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white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £4,995 pp incl. flights

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Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent weeklong river cruise.

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Valley of the Kings, Egypt

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11-day river cruise holiday from £4,835 pp incl. flights

For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime. However Egypt offers so much more, from Cairo's Pyramids to the stunning Red Sea - experience a bit of everything on this spectacular highlights tour.

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