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Tomb of Ay

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Address: Western Valley, Luxor, Egypt

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The Second Tomb.

If you visited King Tut's tomb, Ay's tomb is worth a visit as well. After all, he was the one who took over the throne after Tut's untimely death. It's almost befitting a king and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visited King Tut's tomb, Ay's tomb is worth a visit as well. After all, he was the one who took over the throne after Tut's untimely death. It's almost befitting a king and the tomb is large and well decorated inside.

Thank CorporateProphet
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tomb is in the western valley, which is called the valley of Monkeys also. This needs a separate ticket. When I visited it, I was the only visitor there. We picked up the site guardian on our way, who was asleep in his hut. He unlocked the tomb for me and went inside with me. The tomb is of... More 

1 Thank K_Yogi
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ay was Tutankhamun successor and only reigned for about 4 years and the small tomb reflects this short reign. The decoration in this tomb is very similar to KV62 (Tutankhamum) including the unique drawings of Baboons. One therory is that this tomb may have been originally designed for Tutankhamum who due to his early dismise was possibly buried in a... More 

2 Thank Brian J
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The tomb is not enormous, nor very lavish, however it is really worth a visit. You have to find a taxi driver who is prepared to take you up there. Some don't want the hassle, and it might be that you have to offer a bit more money. It is a bit of a drive up the almost unvisited Valley... More 

1 Thank MrREB
Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I love going to Tomb of Ay in the Valley of the Monkeys. It's in the Western Valley of the Valley of the Kings and it's just awesome. Not allowed to take photos inside though.

Thank luxorlight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I honestly don't remember much of the tomb, what I DO remember is the adventure to get there. Seek permission to drive to this little visited site, someone will call and let the caretaker know you are coming. He let us both unlock then lock the tomb at the end of our visit. Of course we got pictures, how often... More 

Thank Sandra S
Malden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This tomb of the successor to Tutankhamen is well worth the extra money you have to pay to see it. It is in a side valley to your right before you get to the entry to the Valley of the Kings. It's is interesting from both a historical and an artistical point of vue.

Thank Jansvis
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

This rarely visited tomb is especially interesting if you have been to Tutankhamun's tomb as it has similar paintings like the wall of baboons. The tomb is beautiful and well preserved. The long descent is very steep and you are likely to be on your own in the eerie silence of the western valley. Ask your taxi to take you... More 

Thank Nefernefernefer
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Finally visiited the tomb of Ay this year. Walked the 2 kilometres up the Western Valley which is peacefully quiet. The custodian unlocked the tomb for us as not many people visit this site. Well worth the extra effort. Beautiful wall paintings and a large granite sarcophagus make the walk here worthwhile.

Thank BeadyLady
Giza, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I'd wanted to visit The Valley of the Monkeys for some time and we finally had the opportunity.Wow! Buy your tickets at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings, go back to the car park and turn right at the dirt road as you face the exit from the Valley of the Kings - you can walk but we... More 

Thank Sue H

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