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Tombs of Nefertari and Seti I in Egypt's Luxor to reopen to visitors


Egyptian antiquities officials have decided to re-open the tombs of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens and King Seti I in the Valley of the Kings, both of which have been closed for several years.

Tombs of Nefertari and Seti I in Egypt's Luxor to reopen to visitors
The tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens 
[Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]
The tombs in Luxor will re-open in a month's time, and tickets will cost EGP 1,000 (approx. $113). The number of visitors is to be limited to around 100 to 150 people a day.

Tombs of Nefertari and Seti I in Egypt's Luxor to reopen to visitors
The tomb of King Seti I in the Valley of the Kings 
[Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]
“This decision was taken in an attempt to attract more tourists to the valleys and Luxor after the decline of tourism that hit Egypt following the January [2011] revolution,” Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany told Ahram Online.

Both tombs had been closed for restoration, required by the increase in humidity caused by visitors.

Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [June 09, 2016]
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