The Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings and nearby Valley of the Queens is where many Egyptian nobles have their final resting place — the inside of the tombs have been protected from the elements and the faded paintings still on the wall are otherworldly. The tourist-friendly valleys are near Luxor (originally named Thebes), which is ground zero for anyone who wants to see Egyptian ruins up close and personal. In the Valley of the Kings, famous tombs include Tutankhamen and the sons of Ramses. In the Valley of the Queens, the tomb of Nefertari is the most well preserved you’ll ever see.