Historical Sites

If you have the opportunity to travel to Egypt, here are some sites significant to Ankhesenamun.

The GPS coordinates link to a Google map. The coordinates for the Valley of the Kings are above what is likely (*) to be her tomb which is not yet open to the public. I asked Dr Zahi Hawass about how Ancki might have felt about tourists entering her tomb. He assured me that it was a custom of her people to enter the tombs of friends and family members bringing offerings of food. He pointed out, though, that bringing food to the site now would attract wild animals and potentially contaminate what is still an active archeology site. I was concerned because the Valley of the Kings isn't really a tourist attraction. It's an ancient Egyptian cemetery.

It was important to Ankhesenamun and her fellow Egyptians to be remembered. If you do feel compelled to bring food or flowers, it would probably be best to keep them sealed in a plastic bag.


The Egyptian museum at Cairo also contains several nice items including King Tutankhamun's throne which showcases a fine painting of Ankhesenamun and Tutankhamun.

(*) Archaeologists haven't yet confirmed that the mummy known as KV21a is Ankhesenamun's. Recent DNA analysis linked it to Pharaoh Tutanhamun's family (he and Ancki had the same father) as well as the two infants found in Tut's tomb. The DNA analysis is not conclusive because the two mummys in tomb KV21 were severely damaged. The DVD King Tut Unwrapped contains a detailed analysis of this mummy in the second episode.

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This page last updated 17-Sep-2010