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    Cairo

    The captial of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, the name means "the victorious city". As the region's principal commercial, administrative, and tourist centre.
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    Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Egypt's second largest city (3.5 million people), its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. No city in Egypt has history as rich as that of Alexandria which witnessed so many historic events and legends!
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    Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor hosts one third of the whole monuments and antiquities of the world. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important tourism spots in Egypt and maybe in the whole world.
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    Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan is the 3rd largest city in Egypt and the biggest in Upper Egypt. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa. Today Aswan is major stop for may Nile cruise ships depart from Luxor to Aswan everyday.
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    Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm El Sheikh

    Sharm is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now. The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world.
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    Hurhgada

    Hurghada

    Hurghada today is a world centre for sea sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. The unique offshore underwater gardens are justifiably famous amongst divers

About Ramesses IX
Tomb of - Valley of the Kings (KV6)

It’s said, that of all the three Ramesses kings, Ramesses IX was perhaps the most successful who helped in returning Egypt some stability and power. The king tried several times to return the wealth and power of this country. He also opened trade routes by traveling to Asia and Nubia and reinvigorated state-sponsored building by contributing generally to the Temple at Karnak and Heliopolis. The relationship of the king with his predecessors is known very little.

More from the Era

Tomb robbing was very common during the reign of Ramesses IX, who left behind many prosecutions of the vandals and protection about the tombs that were vulnerable. It was during this era, that the mummies from the robbed tombs were removed and put into the royal cache of mummies located at Deir el Bahari, where they were found during the late 19th century.


About Tomb KV6

KV6 is among the first tombs in the Valley of the Kings which is open since antiquity; many inscriptions have been left by ancient visitors in the tomb. The tomb is the burial place of the Pharaoh Ramesses IX, who ruled in the 20th Dynasty. The archeological findings however show that the completion was done in a hurry, where many corners were cut after his demise. Located in the central wadi, KV6 has a total area of 105 meters and has a gate with a shallow descending ramp. Following this ramp are three stretches of corridors, first having four side chambers, two on both sides, but none of these four chambers is finished or decorated.


Remarkable features of Tomb KV6

The tomb is said to have one of the largest entrances in the entire valley. Also, the intention of cutting pilasters at the end of the entryway and presence of four side chambers is rare. The presence of a large two-tiered pit in the burial chamber is another remarkable feature. KV6 is included among the last tombs of the Valley depicting much complete decoration.


Decorations inside the Tomb

The chambers at the end of the corridors have been decorated with Opening of the Mouth ritual. The ceiling of the burial chamber is vaulted and has been decorated with scenes of the goddess Nut splendidly. Side walls illustrate scenes from the Book of Caverns and the Book of the Earth. On the rear end is a scene of Ramesses on his barque, surrounded by a number of gods.

The use of colors like yellow, black, dark blues adds a visually striking feel and is a rare thing among the decorations of the tomb in the Valley. The sarcophagus is said to have been vanished since long and the mummies of king Ramesses IX is among those found at the Deir el Bahari DB320 cache in the year 1881.

For full list of Egypt tombs:

Tombs of the Kings (Luxor)
Tombs of the queens (Luxor)
Tombs of the Noblemen at Thebes (Luxor)
Tombs of the Workers of Deir el-Medineh (Luxor)

Tombs of Tell Al Amrna

Tombs of Beni Hassan

Tombs of San Al Hager

Other Egypt tombs:

Tombs of Aswan
Tombs of the Oases
Mastaba tombs of the Old Kingdom (Saqqara, Giza)

Tourists who visit this site also visit the following sites:

Tombs of Egypt
A tomb was to protect the dead and provide the deceased with a dwelling equipped
Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings was the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs.
Valley of the nobles
The site has rock cut tombs of Nobles and high officials of ancient Egypt.
Valley of the Queens
a cemetery at the southern part of the vast necropolis of thebes, on the west bank of Luxor.