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 Merneptah 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 Merneptah.
Ancient Egyptian Tombs - Tomb of Merneptah excavated by Howard Carter
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 Merneptah 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 Howard Carter, to make further excavations in the Valley of the Kings, hoping to find undiscovered tombs, complete with fabulous treasures.