11 February, 2015

Egypt, Day 11

This is our last full day in Luxor.  Tomorrow we fly back to Cairo.  This morning took us to the Valley of the Queens for our special entry into the tomb of Queen Nefertari, beloved wife of Ramses II.  I was previously amazed by the tomb of Seti I, but this tomb may have been the most beautiful I've ever seen.  The colors were so vivid, it almost appeared as if it had been painted a month ago.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.  First, here are a few shots of the valley itself. 

Once again, we weren't able to take photos inside the tomb, but here are a few images I've pulled from online.  The colors are just as bright and clean as you see here.

Next we headed to the workman village of Deir al-Madina.  This is where the artisans who helped to create the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens lived.  While we were there, we were able to visit two other very complete tombs. 

Here are a few web images Sennutem's tomb.

And finally, a few from Inherkha's tomb.

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