BUILT: c. 1500 BC
STATUS: Still standing
The Valley of the Kings was used sometime around 1500 B.C., when the Egyptians no longer built pyramids for their pharaohs to be buried in. Most of the sixty tombs have been raided for treasure. The one that remained intact belonged to King Tutankhamun.
Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Sir Howard Carter. It was rumored that it was cursed, as many odd things happened to those involved in the discovery. Other tombs in the valley include Tuthmosis I (the first to be buried here), Rameses I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, and X, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep I, among others.
At midnight, ancient Egyptian chariots will race through the valley. It is driven by a short man in an Egyptian pharaoh outfit, and his chariot is drawn by black horses. The identity of the mysterious chariot drivers are unknown.
- The Shadowlands. “Egypt,” www.TheShadowlands.net
- Wikipedia. “Valley of the Kings,” www.Wikipedia.org