Valley Of Kings In Luxor

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The area of the Valley of the Kings is one of the largest areas of exploration archaeological relating to the knowledge of Egyptology over the last two centuries, after it had been just a tourist site in ancient times (especially on Roman period), as this area was witness to the transformation of the long study of the history of ancient Egypt, which started fromAntiquities theft and looting of
 graves until it reached what it is now scientific explorations removed the curtain for the entire city of Thebes funeral, despite of all these explorations, but it has not been documented more than 11 tombs yet fully know all the details about
 them and their respective owners.Furthermore who visited the region of scientists and writers, there are many who Visited 
for tourism, which explains the presence of many inscriptions in languages have never set its people land this region whenever
 carved these tombs, where there are inscriptions also available in of Greek and Latin at the tombs of the Valley of the Kings,
 as well as in both Phoenician and Coptic beside to many other languages.
The scientists of the French campaign detailed mapping of every tomb discovered until that time, as the western valley was 
discovered in the Valley of the Kings for the first time and because of it have been identified the tomb of Amenophis III
And continued campaigns scouting of the European respectively on the Valley of the Kings since the beginning of the nineteenth
 century after the success of Champollion in deciphering the hieroglyphics, began campaigns the Scout led by Belzoni, who was 
able to discover many of the tombs, and with the end of his visit to the region announced Belzoni that what has been found during
 this campaign exploratory is the most that can be found leaving something else of value for his exploration And in 1827 been digitized
  theTombs in the  Valley of the Kings  discovered untill that date and drawing board to the entrance of each one  of them, and they were 
 twenty one
 Champollion himself visited  the Valley of the Kings He also uprooted part of the wall reliefs from the the tomb of Seti I, which caused severe damage
 to the wall, and displays this part  now the Louvre Museum in Paris
In the second half of the same century began directing efforts to save the existing effects of the Valley of the Kings more than trying to collect them.
However shining dawn of the twentieth century, The American lawyer Theodore Davis obtained permission search and drilling and has succeeded in detecting
 many royal tombs and others also succeeded in finding evidence of the cemetery era, then they extract the last vestiges of Tutankhamun buried from 2 tombs
 tomb 54 and the tomb 58 and declared that the end of the explorations Valley of the Kings forever and can not find any traces or graves again and came in 
the book that the Davis himself published in 1912 under the title     (The Tombs of Harmhabi and Touatânkhamanou) writing at the end of his  book  his 
commenton the last exacavations :   I think that  Valley of the Kings has completely been exhausted
After the death of Davis early in 1915 got George Herbert (Earl Carnarvon V) the right to excavate in the Valley of the Kings and appointed Howard Carter
 at the head of his team of excavation and, indeed, the team was able to find the real tomb of King Tut Ankh Amon_  known tomb 62 in November1922
With the end of the twentieth century managed to project planning good expansion in discovring  tomb no 5 for Sons of Ramses II and which are likely to be
 the largest tomb ib the  Valley of the Kings (where of 120 burial chamber), which is still a work in progress out to prove whether the tomb hollow or that
 the sons of Ramses II had already been buried inside, as the project study and restoration of many of the tombs of the valley, whether in the east or the 
west part of it as the Royal tombs of Amarna project until 2002 to study the region surrounding both 2 tombs  the tomb 55 and the 62 to determine the  burial 
sites of the the kings of Amarna era.
continued numerous missions Scouting in the excavations and research until the present time, adding a lot of information and the facts about this area until
 the project planning of Luxor in 2001 and has developed many of the signs that provide a lot of information and maps of the discoverd tombs   whether they 
are open for visitors or closed due to maintenance work and restoration.

Valley Of Kings In Luxor