I spent most of yesterday visiting the west side of Luxor, which includes the famous Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is where many of the pharaohs, such as Tutankhamun, from the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt were buried.
The west side of Luxor also includes the Valley of the Queens, several temples, and the village where the workers who built the tombs lived.
One thing that surprised me is just how well preserved the tombs are. I had expected that all of the paint would have long since faded, but much of the original drawings still adorn the sides of the tombs and temples.
However the real adventure was leaving Luxor and the 18 hour bus ride to Sharm el-Sheikh, but I’ll tell you about that later. Now I’m off to get food and water, both of which have been missing from the past 24 hours or so of my life. In the meantime, here are some more photos from west side of Luxor.