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Lecture: The Many Wive of Ramses II

Presented by Bowers Museum at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana CA

Oct 04 2014
Lecture: The Many Wive of Ramses II

 The Many Wives of Ramses II
Located southwest of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor's Valley of the Queens, or Ta Set Neferu, its ancient name, is a y-shaped wadi lined with rugged limestone cliffs, an ideal location for the rock-cut tombs that were so fashionable in the New Kingdom. This barren ravine contains some 90 royal and elite tombs, 18 of which belong to Ramesside royal women.
Here lies the tomb of the beautiful Nefertari. Seven other tombs of royal women related to Ramesses II have been

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