Tomb of Queen Nefertari

Tomb of Queen Nefertari

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Caption: Tomb of Queen Nefertari. Interior of the vestibule within the tomb of Queen Nefertari. At centre is the entrance to a larger room known as the First east side annexe. Nefertari, who lived around 1300-1255 BC, was the first wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II. Her tomb is located in the Valley of the Queens, near the ancient city of Thebes, Egypt. It is one of the best preserved and most ornate of all known tombs. The walls are painted with the deities (from left to right) Serket, Isis, Khepri, Osiris (above entrance), Hathor and Horus. The tomb was discovered in 1904 by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public.

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