Monday, 15 December 2008

ABC Wednesday V for Valley of the Kings









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The story of the Valley of the Kings begins with the decision of Tuthmoses I to seperate his tomb from his mortuary temple and to have his body buried in a secret place. His chief architect excavated a shaft tomb in a lonely ravine, cut a steep stairway into the rock, and at the bottom built the sepulchre; this plan was followed by all the later pharaohs. These graves were often disturbed by tomb robbers. So the priests decided to lay all the pharaohs in a large cave in the mountain of Deir el-Bahri. The forty pharaohs remained there for three thousand years. The tomb of Tutankhamen was found by Howard Carter in November 1922.It was a miracle that everything and especially the mummy was intact.The most impressive was the great sarcophagus; an enormous block of quartzite ,that housed four gilded wooden containers one inside the other. We believe Tutankhamen ruled Egypt between 1334 and 1325 BC. He was probably the 12th ruler of Egypt's 18th Dynasty.
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27 comments:

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Reader Wil,
You ere amazing me again ,with your good series... this is such a great Valley! And so nice to see, I was'nt able to visit the Valey when we were in Egypt, so THNAK you for showing this , welldone!

My V is a VIEW of FROST through a slideshow, watch mine here:
www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Bye greetings from JoAnn/Holland

RuneE said...

Although I can never go there and see it for myself, I am very fascinated by what they did and what they left behind. It must have been an exhilarating experience.

richies said...

I have always wanted to visit the Valley of the kings, but will probably never get to. Thanks for the post.

An Arkie's Musings

Aileni said...

Who knows what awaits discovery in that so significant Valley.

anthonynorth said...

This is one place I would love to visit. One day I will. Until then, I appreciate pictures like this.

Life with Kaishon said...

Very great post! I am always reminded when I hear stories about King Tut that no matter how rich we get, no matter how much stuff we accumulate, we all die and we can't take it with us!

ellen b said...

What a very interesting place to visit! So much history...

kayleen said...

thanks for a post with beautiful photos and very interesting history.

babooshka said...

This is a place I have always wanted to see. The history, and to know you re walking in the footsteps of such historical names must be wonderful. Excellent post.

Leslie: said...

Ah, another place I'd like to see with my own eyes some day! Is it wicked hot there or are there some months that are cooler to visit?

Arija said...

I have alwas wanted to go there. I studied art at uni. and Prehistoric cave paitings and Egyptian art were my favourites.
Thanks for the post.
I would love to go see, but flying is no longer on the menue.

foodiejenn said...

Oh wow.. that is so great!

My V entries are here and here. Please drop by if you have time. Thanks.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The dryness must help the preservation. And what a blessing for us that it does.

kikamz said...

egypt has a great history. the wonders of the pharaohs of egypt long past still lives on today! amazing architecture the egyptians have!

mine is here: http://seasons.pinoyvibes.net/2008/12/17/v-is-for-vow/. hope you can visit too!

happy wednesday!

~PakKaramu~ said...

Hello

From Malaysia with love

Janice Thomson said...

That must have been a fascinating place to visit Will! Great choice for the theme. Love seeing anything about Egypt.

Miss_Yves said...

Vraiment, un grand site archéologique, pour compléter votre excellent série!
J'aimerais
Visiter l'Egypte...

Rose said...

This is a Very impressive V post! This has to be one of the most fascinating places to visit--my husband and I would love to see the Pyramids.

Jay said...

The light in such places is quite incredible, isn't it? As if it were needed to impart a magical quality to this particular one!

antigoni said...

Beautiful photos. Excellent post!
Thank you for your flowers. I really enjoyed them. I'm sorry for not replying earlier but i had a problem with my internet connection.

photowannabe said...

Love this series. I would love to see this in person. Perfect choice for the letter V.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh wow, this was a fascinating read. So intriguing to read about this history and I so much wish to be there and to see this in person but I doubt that will happen but it was so nice to see these photos!
Thanks!!
~Michele~

ChrissyM said...

WOw! What stunning photos!

~PakKaramu~ said...

Hello

Thank you for kindly visiting in my blog

nina said...

Your header is very appropriate these days--I really like it.
And a nice V--something I knew nothing about!
Thanks!

Dragonstar said...

The Valley of the Kings - now that is something I always wanted to see. Yet again, blogging has brought me to a place I'll never be able to visit.
Thank you - ABC Team.

Paz said...

I miss Egypt. Thanks for sharing these photos and the history.

Paz