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Egypt temples and tombs complete list with description

Valley Of The Kings Tombs

Artefact from Tutankhamon tomb.

The king Tutankhamun royal 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.

Tomb of Tausert KV 14.

Valley of the kings

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 chamber of Ramses V tomb with sarcophagus.

Ramses V & Ramses VI tomb

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.

Greco Roman Tombs

Principal tomb facade

Catacombs of Kom el-Shoqafa

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 to Egypt and the rest of the world.

Osoris in full apotheosis

Tigrane tomb in Alexandria

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 .

Principal tomb at Kom el-Shuqafa catacombs

Greco-Roman tombs in Alexandria

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.

Saqqara Tombs

Decoration of the tomb.

Meryneith tomb in Saqqara

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.

Pay and Raia tomb in Saqqara

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 tomb in Saqqara necropolis

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.

Horemheb tomb in Saqqara

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.

Maya tomb in Saqqara necropolis

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.


Sphinx at the bottom of the pyramids.

Great Sphinx of Giza.

The history and the discovery of the Great Sphinx in Egypt is very intriguing. Most of its life buried in sands it revealed its mysteries to the world just in modern times when cleaned from the sands. And one of the discoveries was a stela at its front paws.