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Tomb of Ay

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Address: Western Valley, Luxor, Egypt

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Worth at the extra miles to get here.

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... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Craig T
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San Rafael, California
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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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Redwood City, California
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 28 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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1 Thank MrREB
Luxor, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 8 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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Malden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This tomb of the successor to Tutankhamen is well worth the extra money you have to pay to see it. It is in a side valley to your right before you get to the entry to the Valley of the Kings. It's is interesting from both a historical and an artistical point of vue.

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

This rarely visited tomb is especially interesting if you have been to Tutankhamun's tomb as it has similar paintings like the wall of baboons. The tomb is beautiful and well preserved. The long descent is very steep and you are likely to be on your own in the eerie silence of the western valley. Ask your taxi to take you... More 

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