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Tomb of Merenptah

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Address: Valley of the Kings | West Bank, Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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This tomb of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Merenptah, son of Ramses II, features...

This tomb of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Merenptah, son of Ramses II, features beautiful reliefs of Isis and Nephthys and a steeply-inclined corridor leading to the burial chamber where the sarcophagus still rests.

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Mind boggling edifice

The entrance corridors are decorated with texts from the Praising of Re and scenes from the Realm of the Dead (from the Book of the Gates). On the left side of the corridors is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get the Luxor Pass, then go here, but if you just get the ticket for three tombs, pass this one up. There aren't all that many carvings or paintings, although the sarcophagus is a good one. But there are better tombs, such as Tutmose III, Ramses IV, Seti I, Ramses V/VI and Tausert.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance corridors are decorated with texts from the Praising of Re and scenes from the Realm of the Dead (from the Book of the Gates). On the left side of the corridors is an excellent intricately painted relief of the king before Re-Harakhty. These corridors lead rather steeply down to an antechamber containing the granite lid of the outer... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is an example of tombs constructed after the Amarna period. Large and stately. Some construction errors are also evident, the lid of the sarcaphagus was too large for the passageways for example.

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited Merenptah's tomb as one of the 4 our ticket allowed. It was pretty remarkable but not as colorful, detailed or large as the Tomb of Sety II which opened only a few weeks before our visit to the Valley of the KIngs. The advantage to Merenptah's tomb was that there was no additional charge beyond the regular entry

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of the 4 tombs visited at the valley of the kings. This was huge and was the biggest and deepest tomb with a very steep angle of descent into the tomb. The walls still has the original colouring. Make sure you have really good footwear as it is steep. The wooden floorboards have slats in them every couple of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Saw it as one of the three tombs in Valley of Kings. A very steep downward reaches you to the tomb. There are the coffin while the mummy is not here. Adeqquate markings of what the things are is not placed. The guard do not understand English and cannot explain in detail about the wall paintings and the tomb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's one of the biggest and the best tombs in the valley. They king is so interesting as there's a theory that he's the Moses Pharos!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

When you buy your ticket to Valley of the Kings you get three tombs to go into, make sure this is one of the three. The Sarcophagus is unique and they set it up well inside. Plenty of color and engravings to keep you busy looking.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've been to Valley of the Kings (VOK) twice. Both times, this tomb was open and was suggested by our guide. You can visit three tombs on a standard VOK ticket. This is worth including as one of your three. The tomb is known as KV8. It's a large, deep tomb with a huge rock sarcophagus. If I remember correctly,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was still open as of Mid-September and it had a lot to see. Definitely go into this one if you're in the Valley of The Kings!

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