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Review of Tomb of Merenptah

Tomb of Merenptah
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US$38.00*
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Private Guided Tour to Valley of the Kings
Ranked #21 of 82 things to do in Luxor
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Owner description: 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.
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

the decorations right at the entrance depict Iside and her sister Neftis as they worship god Ra. If you think that it cannot get any better just wait as you progress down the steep corridor. You will just be happy you went all the way down to the burial chamber.

Visited March 2014
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“must see!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

The most amazing tomb in the valley! It is a bit steep and deep but well worth the effort. The wall carving at the entrance are so well made they look like they could have been carved with lasers just today! The steep toom gives was to a huge burrial chamber which has the massive sarcophagus. The chamber has 4 side chambers and a small hallway which has and additional 3chambers. The sarcophagus and the burrial chamber are being restored but the splendor of the carvinfs and paintings is very clear. Well worth the effort.

Visited March 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Awesome engineering and artwork”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

The workers who dug out the pharoahs tombs were true artisans and their work deserves to be admired.

Visited December 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Very good colour and a large burial chamber. Take a look at the art and how it gets worse as you go deeper. Very cool to see how they rushed it to get it done

Visited December 2013
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Valencia, Spain
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“Near the entrance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

If pressed for time and wish to stay close to the entrance, then this tomb is indeed one of the nicest you can see. Other recommended tombs near the entrance are Rameses IV (KV2) and Rameses I (KV16), or if it's closed, then Rameses III (KV11). Avoid Rameses IX (KV6). By the way, it's a coincidence that these are all Rameses.

If the Valley is crowded, and you don't mind walking a bit further, then you might prefer exploring other tombs instead. For a list of recommended tombs, see my review on Valley of the Kings.

Visited July 2013
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