The Valley of the Kings, it’s also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The valley consists of two valleys, East Valley and West Valley.
The Theban Hills are dominated by the peak of al-Qurn, or ‘The Peak’. It has a pyramid-shaped appearance.
At the start of the Eighteenth Dynasty, only kings were buried within the valley in large tombs. When a non-royal person was buried, it was in a small rock cut chamber, close to the tomb of their master.
The kings that were buried in the Valley of the Kings are:
1. Tomb of Tutmosis III (34 K.V)
2. Tomb of Tutankamun (62 K.V)