Tomb Openings and Closing in Egypt

Ancient Egypt News

Tomb Openings and Closings

April 20th, 2005

This just in from Joerg Heinz on our BBS: The two tombs of Kings Thutmose III and Merenptah in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor will be re-opened to tourists this Friday after a six-month closure for restoration. The two tombs of Kings Ramesses III and Ramesses VI, in the meantime, will be closed for regular rejuvenation works. King Thutmose III's tomb is one of the most important royal ones considering his undisputed role in founding the Egyptian empire during the New Kingdom era.

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