Royal tombs in Egypt: Valley of the Kings and Queens, Nobles tombs

Principal tomb facade

This is one of Alexandria's most important archaeological sites, the principal hypogeum of a funerary complex dating from the end of the 1st century of the Christian era and still in use at the beginning of the 4th. The layout, decoration and very atmosphere are unique both within Egypt and the rest of the world.

Beautiful wall relief at the tomb of Maya.

Saqqara is famous for its numerous private tombs of high officials of 5th & 6th dynasties. Now in Saqqara necropolis 6 New Kingdom tombs are open to public after many years of restoration. Do not miss the chance to visit these beautiful tombs of High Officials and Priests.

Decoration of the tomb.

Meryneith was steward of the Aten temple in Memphis during the reign of pharaoh Akhenaten and became high-priest of the Aten under Tutankhamun (18th Dynasty).

In the Pay and Rai tomb's courtyard.

This one of the newly opend to public tomb of New Kingdom is situated in Saqqara necropolis and belongs to Pay, the overseer of the Harim and his son Raia.

Inner tomb's courtyard.

Tia, as the overseer of the treasury, was one of the top officials under Ramses II. His tomb was used as a mortuary temple to the god Osiris and contains depictions of Tia and his wife making a pilgrimage to Abydos, the cult centre of Osiris.

Courtyard of Horemheb tomb.

The tomb of Horemheb was constructed between 1333 & 1319 BC and belongs to the newly discovered and restored New Kingdom tombs of Saqqara necropolis.

Wall relief at the entrance.

The tomb of Maia, the Treasurer of the Pharaohs Tutankhamun and Horemheb is located in Saqqara necropolis. It belongs to the New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty and was recently open to public.

Principal chamber of Ramses V tomb with sarcophagus.

The tomb of Ramesses V is known since antiquity and now can be visited while touring the Valley of the kings. The tomb was started by Ramesses V and then usurped by his successor Ramses VI. The standard of craftsmanship is not high, but the tomb chamber has one of the most important ceilings in the Valley.

Tomb of Tausert KV 14.

A remote valley to the north-west of Deir el-Bahri, where many Egyptian Pharaohs of the 18th, 19th & 20th Dynasties were burred is known to the world as Valley of the Kings. It still keeps its secrets as new tombs are being excavated regularly and new mysteries are discovered.

Principal tomb at Kom el-Shuqafa catacombs

Roman & Greco-Roman tombs discovered in Alexandria city of Egypt consist of many kinds of tombs commonly known as Catacombs. One of the most important archaeological sites ever found in Alexandria are Catacombs of Kom al-Shukafa.

Artefact from Tutankhamon tomb.

King Tutankhamen tomb discovered by Haward Carter in 1922 is amongst the smallest in the Valley of the Kings. Nevertheless it contained treasures which may have represented the most abundant hoard ever buried in the valley.

Osoris in full apotheosis

In the garden of Kom al-Shukafa site certain architectural fragments and sarcophagi from excavations in and around Alexandria have been placed, and three small tombs have been reconstructed. The most interesting is housed in a greyish building across from the Curators' House and is called The Tigrane Tomb .