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Tomb of Ay

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Address: Western Valley, Luxor, Egypt

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This is up a wadi next to the Valley of the Kings entrance (you get the tickets at the same place). It is quite remote and as such, far fewer people visit there (I was the only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is up a wadi next to the Valley of the Kings entrance (you get the tickets at the same place). It is quite remote and as such, far fewer people visit there (I was the only one). It is perhaps not the best tomb in the area, but its remoteness adds to its appeal.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those tombs that are quite a hike, almost to a different valley from valley of the Kings. It is interesting to imagine that there might be even MORE of these tombs in this new valley though. If you have been to the Valley before and seen the GREAT tombs based on colors and reliefs, then go... More 

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Thank Steven W
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Ay's tomb is in the Western Valley, up a side canyon from the main Valley of the Kings. You'll need a car to get up here and you'll have to wake the guard in his little hut. Then he will unlock the door and you'll descend down a long corridor into he burial chamber. Not eh best tomb in the... More 

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Thank Craig T
Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This tomb was enlarged by Aye after the death of Tut for his own use. Aye's successor had major issues with him and smashed his sarcaphagus (restored now) and attacked his images in the tomb.

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Thank paneb
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Using our Luxor Pass, we decided to visit Ay. His tomb is in the Valley of the Monkeys. This valley is not commercialised for visitors, and it's easy to imagine the way the Valley of the Kings was 100 years ago. The tomb is visited from the beginning of the Valley of the Kings, check that it is open, because... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This tomb is in the western valley, which is called the valley of Monkeys also. This needs a separate ticket. When I visited it, I was the only visitor there. We picked up the site guardian on our way, who was asleep in his hut. He unlocked the tomb for me and went inside with me. The tomb is of... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ay was Tutankhamun successor and only reigned for about 4 years and the small tomb reflects this short reign. The decoration in this tomb is very similar to KV62 (Tutankhamum) including the unique drawings of Baboons. One therory is that this tomb may have been originally designed for Tutankhamum who due to his early dismise was possibly buried in a... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

The tomb is not enormous, nor very lavish, however it is really worth a visit. You have to find a taxi driver who is prepared to take you up there. Some don't want the hassle, and it might be that you have to offer a bit more money. It is a bit of a drive up the almost unvisited Valley... More 

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Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I love going to Tomb of Ay in the Valley of the Monkeys. It's in the Western Valley of the Valley of the Kings and it's just awesome. Not allowed to take photos inside though.

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Arizona
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

I honestly don't remember much of the tomb, what I DO remember is the adventure to get there. Seek permission to drive to this little visited site, someone will call and let the caretaker know you are coming. He let us both unlock then lock the tomb at the end of our visit. Of course we got pictures, how often... More 

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