Full details of Ancient Egyptian
Religion, Death Rituals, Embalmers and Mummification can be found via
the sitemap, in the Section called Egyptian Mummies.
The following table lists details of the Tomb of Ramses II including its reference
number, the date the burial place was discovered and the name and
details of the Egyptologist who discovered or excavated the Tomb of Ramses II .
Tombs - Tomb of Ramses II excavated by Henry Salt
The Valley of the Kings is a necropolis. A
necropolis is defined as a large cemetery
or burial place near the site of a center of an ancient civilization.
The Valley of the Kings, where the Tomb of Ramses II was found, is located near the
Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (now modern-day Luxor).
There are 63 tombs
which have been discovered in the Valley of the Kings belonging
to the Pharaohs and leading dignitaries. Many of the tombs were
discovered by the Egyptian tomb robbers of antiquity but during
the 19th and 20th centuries renewed interest in Egyptology led
European Egyptologists, such as Henry Salt, to make further
excavations in the Valley of the Kings, hoping to find
undiscovered tombs, complete with