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Away Travel Expert: David Swanson
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  • The most famous tomb of all is that of Tutankhamun, and a line to enter forms early in the day. Its discovery in 1922 revealed the greatest cache of treasure in the Valley of the Kings, a horde shuttled to museums across the globe. The tomb itself is one of the smallest and least ornate burial chambers—skip it and avoid disappointment.
  • Just a mile away, the Valley of the Queens in a necropolis for the royal wives and children, with some 75 tombs. Most are not open (nor as interesting as the best in the Valley of the Kings). But Queen Nefertari's—currently closed—is said to be the most beautiful chamber of all, opened only for special guests.
  • Allow a full day to see most of the major west-bank sites. The magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut is a series of terraces extending across limestone cliffs. The audacious Colossi of Memnon is a hulking pair of faceless 60-foot-high monuments—they appear primed to lumber to life as if in a Hollywood special-effects extravaganza.
Appearing at first glance like nothing more than an inconsequential ravine, the Valley of the Kings is the site of 63 pharaonic tombs on the west bank of the Nile, near Luxor. The burial sites are opened to visitors on a rotating basis to minimize

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