Valley of the Kings

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A narrow gorge in western Thebes containing the tombs of at least 60 pharaohs of the 18th to 20th dynasties (c. 1550–1050 bc), beginning with Thutmose I. It was a rich hunting-ground for robbers in antiquity, and of those tombs discovered only that of Tutankhamun had not been plundered.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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