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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1540-1075 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-1540--1075en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T18:53:33Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T18:53:33Z
dc.date.issued-1540--1075en_US
dc.identifier210143en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 930en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118168
dc.descriptionEntrance to the Tomb of Ramesses VI; Although the site of the tombs of the earliest New Kingdom rulers of the 18th Dynasty has not been identified conclusively, beginning with Tuthmosis I, they adopted the wadi now known as the Valley of the Kings (Arabic; Biban al-Muluk) as the new royal cemetery. The burials of female members of the royal family were situated in the western cliffs during the 18th Dynasty, or in the Valley of the Queens (Arabic; Biban al-Harim) in the 18th-20th dynasties. Princes were interred in both royal valleys. The separation of the royal tomb proper, located in a distant desert wadi, from the funerary temple, erected on the edge of the cultivation, appears to have been a New Kingdom innovation. The excavation and decoration of these tombs was reserved for a distinct group of workmen ('the crew of the tomb'), whose social and professional activities are exceptionally well documented; they resided at Deir el-Medina, at a convenient distance from both royal cemeteries. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/16/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjecttopographical viewsen_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.titleValley of the Kings [site]en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-T-VK-A5en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueen_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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