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Tomb of Queen Nefertari


Tomb of Queen Nefertari considered to be one of the most luxuriousbeautifulgreatest, and most prominent tombs in the Valley of the Queens.

Tomb Of Queen Nefertari

Who was Queen Nefertari 

  • Nefertari is one of the most famous Egyptian queens such as Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and Hatshepsut, 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), her 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 so close to her husband, and the favorite wife to him, so he built a temple special for her in Abu Simbel, in addition 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.

Location of Tomb


Tomb of Queen Nefertari

  • She had tomb take No. 66 in the Valley of the Queens in Luxor at Egypt, it 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

  • If you think that the tattoos on which some girls decorating are a modern invention, you need to change your knowledge, as it has been used by ancient Egyptians for thousands of years ago, in the tomb of Queen Nefertari there is scene showing tattoo in her arm, it was because they believed that she was suffering from envy, as her children were dead, when they were young, therefore her husband King Ramses II, believed that an evil eye struck his children from her, so he advised her to tattoo the amulet of Horus eye on her arms, to protect her from envy, evil spirits, harmful animals, and disease.

The head of Queen


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, then he was claimed at the airport, that it was a "fake" copy, but fortunately 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 Antiquity, 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, then Queen's tomb opened in 2003, to 150 visitors only per day.

  • 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.

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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