Tourism: The reopening of the tomb of Ramses the First after its restoration

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Today, Saturday, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, inaugurated the tomb of King Ramses the First, the ancient Valley of the Kings on the western mainland in Luxor, after completing its restoration, during his tour of the city, accompanied by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Waziri explained that the restoration work included restoring floors and cleaning the walls from the remains of birds and bats, in addition to restoring and cleaning the existing inscriptions and removing soot.

The tomb was discovered in 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni. The tomb is 29 meters long, and it is a short corridor that ends with a burial stone containing a granite sarcophagus.

Among the most important scenes in it are on the left wall of the burial chamber, where the view of the Book of Gates is shown, and another scene that represents the king kneeling before the spirits of Nakhon, Bi and Hieraknopolis. And the mummy of the king is displayed in the Luxor Museum in the Hall of the Glory of Thebes.

Ramses the First was a deputy of the army in the era of Horemheb, and his wife Sat Ra, and he was called Bari Maso, then he founded the Nineteenth Dynasty in the period from 1292-1290 BC.

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