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Tomb of Merenptah

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 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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Valley of the Kings | West Bank, Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the larger and deeper tombs, the corridor running downhill a long way to get to the main chambers. The artwork in places is still colourful and vibrant. Pleasantly cool inside in contrast to the burning heat outside. Unfortunately no photography is...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Merenptah's tomb, like the others, all have different qualitys' layout, glyphs and features. Other than Tut's, it's hard to have a favourite, other than to say, buy the extra tickets to see as many as your time permits. Sorry, no photos permitted inside

Thank codym481
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Your entrance ticket gives you access to 3 tombs and this ia s fairly decent one to choose. Some good hieroglyphics and carvings and a fine sarcophagus.

Thank Martin_Christopher
Reviewed 25 April 2017

In my view this is one of the best tombs in the valley of the kings I have visited it numerous times and never tire of it there is so much to see once inside

Thank pharoah48
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank Mayur S
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.

Thank paneb
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Jacki L
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...More

1  Thank m_h140
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...More

Thank ank4228
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