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33/50.- Luxor, Valley of the Kings, al-qurn

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This area is known as the Valley of the Kings, and it is the place the pharaohs of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties chose to build their tombs.

As you can see in the photo, this mountain has a very special shape. Yes, it is like a giant pyramid. Why bother constructing huge pyramids, like the ones in Memphis, when they could be buried in this huge one? This is probably one of the reasons why they chose this place.

There were also security reasons. This area was easier to protect. Nobody lived here, only people who worked in the tombs. Workers couldn't share their secrets with anyone, because they were not allowed to leave their villages.

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