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Tomb Of Queen Nefertari


  • Tomb of Queen Nefertari considered to be one of the most luxurious, beautiful, greatest, and most prominent tombs in the Valley of the Queens.

Who was Queen Nefertari 

  • She was called by several titles, including (The Praised Princess, The lady of grace, the comfort of love, the heir of the two kingdoms, the king's great wife and beloved, Sweet talk and singing).

Nefertari meaning

  • Nefertari's name means "the unparalleled beloved," or "the most beautiful of the world."

Ramses and Nefertari love story

  • Queen Nefertari was married in her youth to Prince Ramses II, when she was fourteen years old.

  • She was close to her husband, so he built a temple for her in Abu Simbel.

  • She has a lot of statues with King Ramses II, in Luxor, and the Temple of Abu Simbel.

  • Queen Nefertari was the favorite wife of King Ramses II, as he called her the one for whom the sun rises.

  • Their love story was one of the greatest stories of love, and adoration immortalized in history.

The location of Tomb


Tomb of Queen Nefertari


  • Tomb No. 66 in the Valley of the Queens in Luxor, Egypt.

  • The tomb was discovered in 1904, by the Italian archaeologist, Ernesto Schiaparelli.

Turin Museum (Museo Egizio)

  • All belongings discovered in the tomb were transferred to the Turin Museum, Italy, Which made it one of the most important museums of Egyptology in the world.


The secret of the Eye of Horus tattoo


Tomb of Queen Nefertari


  • It was because they believed that she was suffering from envy because her children died when they were young.

  • Therefore, her husband, King Ramses II, believed that an evil eye struck his children from her.

  • He advised her to tattoo the amulet of Horus’s eye on her arms to protect her from envy, evil spirits, harmful animals and disease.


The head of Queen was stolen

Tomb of Queen Nefertari


  • The head of Queen Nefertari is considered to be one of the most famous Egyptian artifacts that the British restorer "Jonathan Tavakoli Barry" stole in 1992 from Saqqara warehouses, claiming that it was a "fake" copy.

  • In 2001 the Egyptian government was able to recover it, along with 6 other papyri.


Tomb of Queen Nefertari

The remains of the queen's mummy.


Damage in the tomb

  • The formation of salts inside the tomb caused the growth of bacteria, which caused damage to a large part of the tomb.

  • Therefore, the tomb was closed completely in 1950 AD, the Egyptian government, represented by the Ministry of Antiquities and the Getty Institute, agreed in 1986 AD, to restore this royal tomb.

  • The restoration began in 1988 AD and was completed in 1992 AD.

  • The Queen's tomb opened in 2003 to 150 visitors only per day.


Entrance fee 

  • Entrance fee for tourist's = 1,400 Egyptian pounds.

  •  Entrance fee for the foreign student's = 1400 Egyptian pounds.

  •  Entrance fee for the Egyptian = 600 Egyptian pounds.

  •  Entrance fee for  the Egyptian student = 300 Egyptian pounds.

Dates of the visit 

  • Every day from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

References 

  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Queens
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nefertiti
  • https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hatshepsut
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_Egizio

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