January 23, 2021

Egypt reopens the tomb of Ramses I in the Valley of the Kings after restoring it

Cairo, Jan 2 (EFE) .- The Egyptian authorities reopened this Saturday the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses I, located in the tourist Valley of the Kings, after completing its restoration work.

The recovery work of this funerary space excavated in the rock has consisted of removing the droppings of birds and bats from the walls, as well as restoring the murals and cleaning the soot on them.

The reopening was chaired by Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled al Anani, and the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mustafa Waziri, during a visit to Luxor, near which is the lavish necropolis of the Valley of the Kings.

The tomb of Ramses I, discovered in 1817, is 29 meters long and consists of a corridor leading to a burial chamber with well-preserved wall paintings and a granite sarcophagus.

Ramses I reigned during 1292 and 1290 BC and is the founder of the 19th Dynasty.


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