Valley of the Kings


Valley of the Kings in Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Location: Valley of the Kings, Egypt, Africa
Built: c. 1500 B.C.
Status: Still standing

History:

The Valley of the Kings was used sometime around 1500 B.C., when the Egyptians no longer built pyramids for their pharaohs to be buried in. Most of the sixty tombs have been raided for treasure.  The one that remained intact belonged to King Tutankhamun.

Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Sir Howard Carter. It was rumored that it was cursed, as many odd things happened to those involved in the discovery. Other tombs in the valley include Tuthmosis I (the first to be buried here), Rameses I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, and X, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep I, among others.

At midnight, ancient Egyptian chariots will race through the valley. It is driven by a short man in an Egyptian pharaoh outfit, and his chariot is drawn by black horses. The identity of the mysterious chariot drivers are unknown.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. This is your best post ever! 😮
    I actually been there twice now -I’m an ancient Egyptian addict, been in Egypt 6 times- and Pharaoh Tutankhamen is my favorite 😀
    But if I remember it correctly, Tutankhamen was rather tall, instead of short, he was a fine 19-20 year old when he died.. so I’m not sure that it’s his spirit. x

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    1. Thanks! I’ve been an Egypt-addict for years as well, and I used to know a lot about King Tut…as for the height issue, I’ll look up more theories on who it could be 😀

      Ghostly World
      Email At: ghostlyworldblog@gmail.com

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      1. How come “you used to know a lot” ? 😀 what happened? 😀
        and yay! x

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      2. I got into a lot of other things and I sadly forgot about a lot of stuff…but I will probably do a site like this on ancient Egypt.

        Ghostly World
        Email At: ghostlyworldblog@gmail.com

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      3. Can’t wait to see it then! x

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      4. I’ll probably work on building it in February or March…once I have a few other projects under control.

        Ghostly World
        Email At: ghostlyworldblog@gmail.com

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      5. Exciting! x

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      6. Oh, by the way, the ‘2013 Haunt Awards’ have begun…it’s on the front page.

        Ghostly World
        Email At: ghostlyworldblog@gmail.com

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      7. What kind of award is that? o_O

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      8. It’s like the Academy Awards but for haunts. Like “Most Haunted Hospital”, “Most Haunted Insane Asylum”, etc.

        Ghostly World
        Email At: ghostlyworldblog@gmail.com

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      9. Awesome 😀

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      10. Thanks! It’s up and running now, so you can vote whenever (if you so choose to).

        Ghostly World
        Email At: ghostlyworldblog@gmail.com

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      11. Yay! x

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      12. Voting ends February 23rd, 2013 and the results are revealed February 24th, 2013.

        Ghostly World
        Email At: ghostlyworldblog@gmail.com

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