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The rulers of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt’s New Kingdom (c.1550–1069 BC) were buried in a desolate dry river valley across the river from the ancient city of Thebes (modern Luxor), They opted for hidden, underground tombs after seeing how the pyramids had been robbed and damaged by invaders.
The royal tombs are decorated with traditional scenes from Egyptian mythology and reveal clues to the period's funerary practices and afterlife beliefs

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Middle East
Subcategory Detail:Egypt