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The Nile Valley and Luxor Travel Guide

The Nile Valley and Luxor Top Experiences

Want to learn more about The Nile Valley and Luxor? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


How to Make a Mummy

Mummification is indelibly linked with ancient Egypt, and mummies continue to fascinate us. However, the earliest mummies were likely made by...


Kent Weeks and Tomb KV5

Recent archaeological work on the West Bank has concentrated on attempts by Dr. Kent Weeks to create a comprehensive database of tombs, temples...


The Scarab

One of the least expensive souvenirs you can bring back from your trip is a small scarab beetle carved from stone. The scarab, or dung beetle...


Seti I

Son of Ramses I, founder of the 19th Dynasty, Seti's main role during his rule (c. 1290 BC-1279 BC or c. 1294 BC-1279 BC) was to build up the...


The Amarna Era

Akhenaton turned ancient Egypt upside down. When he came to the throne around 1353 BC, he took the name Amenhotep IV, but in the fifth year...


Top Reasons to Go

The Valley of the Kings: Follow the storyline of the pharaoh's journey into the afterlife in the images from the Book of the Dead on the...

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