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Interesting Facts about the Valley of the Kings

Interesting Facts about the Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings, sits just west of the Nile River in Upper Egypt. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and is the burial site of almost all the pharaohs of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE). Nestled(…)

Published On: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji

Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji

Kyoto is the premier city to experience Japan’s traditional culture and history – standing in stark contrast to ultramodern Tokyo. The one-time capital of Japan is rich with culture, packed with 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Over 1,600 Buddhist temples and around 400 Shinto shrines pepper the cityscape of Kyoto. It was these historic sites(…)

Published On: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013