Valley of the Queens
The Valley of the Queens is southwest of the Valley of the Kings. The Egyptians called it "Set Neferu" which meant "seat of beauty". An Italian expedition found about 80 tombs which belonged to children of royalty between 1903 and 1906. Most of them were severely damaged due to being used as stables for camels and donkeys. One of the most well-known tombs is the tomb of Rameses II's best-loved wife, Nefertari. He built a beautiful temple at Abu Simbel in her honor. The tomb was reopened to the public in 1995 after major restoration.
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