The Valley of the Kings or Valley of the Tombs of the Kings was an underground
system of tombs that stored mummified pharaohs . Many kings from King Tut to King
Ramses desired to be buried in The Valley of the Kings. This place is located west of
the Nile River (Hart). This is an elaborate system of tombs that stores kings and
The Valley of the Kings has a system of underground hallways with tombs with
traps and security that prevent tomb raiders. Tomb workers had to dig hard limestone in
order to build this. Beautiful designs were carved into the walls of the tombs (Ross).
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A section of people would work on
smoothing the walls. Another section of people would only work on plastering the walls
so that it didn't erode. Yet another section chiseled out limestone for stairs because this
place was multiple stories. Massive poles held up the roof to prevent it from collapsing.
Touch-up were also made for the paintings on the wall. Sculptures were also placed in
this massive system of tunnels with tombs. The paintings also described life lessons for
those who managed to enter (Ross). Painters would make the sketch of the painting,
others would do the coloring. Much labor was put into The Valley of the Kings (Hart).
Modern and Historical Uses of the Place
Valley of the Kings was used to store dead pharaohs around 1500 B.C. The
Valley of the Kings stored over 65 pharaohs in heavily protected tombs that protected
them from tomb robbers (Smith). Mummified pharaohs were stored in sarcophaguses to
preserve their bodies. Later on, people started to leave their belief of the afterlife. All the
golden jewels and treasures that were previously beside there bodies became
unnecessary. People still desired a way to bury the dead, so people put people in
coffins. Once they put them in coffins, they put them in very fancy cemeteries. Now the
Valley of the Kings is a huge tourist spot in Egypt. However archeologists explore the
Pharos within ("Valley of the Kings"). Maybe someday, they might discover yet...