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Tomb of Ramses II

Photo: Tomb of Ramses II
Sixty-three tombs, including that of Ramses II (shown here), have been found in Egypt's famed Valley of the Kings. Pharaohs of the New Kingdom, from 1539 and 1078 B.C., hoped by moving their burial sites away from the Nile River Delta, they might foil would-be tomb robbers. Their strategy failed, and almost all their tombs were ransacked.
Photograph by O. Louis Mazzatenta

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