Tomb of Ramses III

Tomb of Ramses III, Luxor

Tomb of Ramses III
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Located in the Valley of the Kings, this well-preserved tomb is known as the “Tomb of the Harpists” due to the bas-relief of two blind musicians located in one of the side chambers.
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TexasVick
Plano, TX88 contributions
Dec 2021
This tomb and the relief (sunken art) works are in excellent shape with color after 3000 years. One of the best if not the best tomb included in the base ticket to the valley of kings.
Written 14 January 2022
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,244 contributions
Dec 2021
This was one of the three tombs we visited at the valley of Kings. Is something amazing entering inside them. A huge construction inside the rock full of colors and hieroglyphs. Unfortunately it was everything so crowded
Written 28 December 2021
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ravichandra108
Hyderabad District, India233 contributions
Nov 2021
This tomb is also among the more colourful ones. There is a display about the Remesses III (KV-11) Publication and Conservation Project and visiting their website provides more information.
Written 25 December 2021
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Uppity Doc
Galveston, TX105 contributions
Jul 2021
This was a long, deep but easy to navigate tomb. lots of impressive artwork to see, and worth the trip.
Written 18 July 2021
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Petrax8
Bucharest, Romania16 contributions
Dec 2020
These are among the best preserved images I've seen in Egypt. The colours are vivid and especially attractive, throughout the entire length of the tomb. Highly recommended.
Written 11 December 2020
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,338 contributions
Dec 2019
Ramses III is one of the most recommended and popular tombs in guide books. It is easily accessible for those with mobility issues. Cell phone photos are allowed without a charge but regular cameras require a photo permit. Be aware that locals will start chatting up with you, giving you information about the tomb, and expect to be tipped for their services. This tomb is dated from 1184-1153 BC for this pharaoh who was the last of Egypt's warrior pharaohs. The wonderful decorations include colorful painted reliefs with secular scenes in side rooms.
Written 24 November 2020
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
Jan 2020
Often called the Tomb of the Harpists due to scenes showing harpists playing, the tomb of Ramses III depicts the events in the life of Egypt's last warrior Pharaoh. This tomb is one of the longest at 125m and has long passage ways with wall and ceiling decorations right down to the burial chamber. The tomb's decoration consists of various books from the "Book of the Dead" including the Book of Caverns, the Book of Gates, Litany of Ra and the Book of Coming Forth by Day.

It is widely believed that Ramses III was poisoned by his queen so her son could rule. Sad that a man who fought hard to save Egypt was betrayed by his family.
Written 12 September 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,499 contributions
Feb 2020
Ramses III ruled from about 1186-1155 BC and was known as the last of the warrior pharaohs. His tomb is one of the largest and longest at 410 ft (125 m). Long passageways adorned with detailed, colorful reliefs and hieroglyphics lead down to the burial chamber. You won’t find Ramses III here. His mummy is in the Cairo Museum and the sarcophagus/lid in museums outside of Egypt.
Written 1 May 2020
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Helen M
Windsor, Canada18 contributions
Mar 2020
Being in this tomb gave me cause to pause. The spirit of ancient Egypt surrounds you and I would have loved to have just sat alone in there and enjoyed the solemnity of the place.
Written 29 April 2020
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Gail Goldman
Hartsdale, NY1,058 contributions
Feb 2020
You will enter a long passageway covered with colorful depictions, painting and carvings. Loved the long boat that symbolically carries the Pharaoh to the next world and the snakes that ward off evil. You just do not know where to look first. Even the ceiling is painted with hieroglyphics. The colors and everything are so well preserved.
This is one of the most popular tombs in the Valley of the Kings which is important to know since the admission ticket only includes visiting 3 tombs.
Written 28 April 2020
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