Saturday, 30 May 2009

The World's Most Famous Archaeological Underworld

We all have a soft spot for ancient Egypt and for the rituals of burial associated with it. How many other cultures can be said to have inspired horror films millennia after their collapse. OK, well maybe one or two but it is always Egypt that comes out on top in my books. Here, Lauren Axelrod takes a look at the most famous underworld in the world.

From the article:
The Valley of the Kings in Egypt is located on the West Bank of the Nile River within “the heart of the Theban Necropolis”. This illuminated place is said to hold the wealth of Egypt where Kings and Queens were laid to rest and their treasure was buried with them. Many men have died risking their lives to discover the mysteries of this sacred place, some have never returned.

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