Found project: Valley of the Kings


    Project : Valley of the Kings

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 16-11th c. BC

    Locality : Thebes (Luxor)

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ancient Egyptian architecture

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    Description :

    “New Kingdom pharaohs built their tombs in a communal royal burial ground, the Valley of the Kings, at Thebes (modern Luxor). Above the valley towers a mountain peak that takes the form of a natural pyramid for the multiple corridors and royal burial chambers cut into the crevasses of its lower slopes. Manmade pyramids were reduced to small superstructures above the rock-cut tombs of the scribes, artisans, craftsmen and officials who served the king and were employed on the construction of the royal tombs.”

    Lehner, Mark: The Complete Pyramids, Thames & Hudson, 2008, p. 15.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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