Valley of the Nobles - Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
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Perhaps the richest and most extensive of the cemeteries in the Valley of the Nobles is Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. Many of the most beautiful of the tombs of the elite are located here, including the tombs of Rekhmire and Ramose.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open daily.
1 May – Ramadan: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
(last ticket: 6:00 PM)
Ramadan – 30 April: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(last ticket: 4:00 PM)

TICKET COST:
Includes admission to the following tombs, as specified below:
Rekhmire
Sennefer
Egyptian: 2 LE
Egyptian Student: 1 LE
Foreign: 20 LE
Foreign Student: 10 LE

Menna
Nakht
Egyptian: 2 LE
Egyptian Student: 1 LE
Foreign: 20 LE
Foreign Student: 10 LE

Userhet
Ramose
Egyptian: 2 LE
Egyptian Student: 1 LE
Foreign: 25 LE
Foreign Student: 15 LE

Userhet
Benia
Egyptian: 2 LE
Egyptian Student: 1 LE
Foreign: 25 LE
Foreign Student: 15 LE

Student rates available to bearers of a valid student ID from an Egyptian university or an International Student ID Card

LOCATION:
On the West Bank, opposite Luxor.

DIRECTIONS:
BY FERRY: From Luxor, there is a local ferry that runs from the Corniche, which is labeled “National Ferryboat.” You will have to catch a taxi once you reach the west bank.

BY BUS: You should be able to rent a minibus from Luxor; many are run through hotels or tour groups.

BY TAXI: Taxis from Luxor will be more expensive, but you can ask to go to Deir el-Bahiri or Dier el-Medina from there, or take the ferry across to the west bank and catch a taxi from the dock.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE TOMBS.

Sennefer, from his burial chamber at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna (Sandro Vannini)

 

A man and wife enjoy a great banquet, in the tomb of Ramose (Sandro Vannini)