The Valley of the Kings is the burial ground for many important kings of ancient Egypt. It was founded by the third XVIIIth Dynasty king, Tuthmosis, who kept adding glory to ancient Egypt. Kings had nice tombs, with all their important belongings, located next to their mortuary temples. Why did Tuthmosis change the tradition, then?
Tuthmosis was the third king of the XVIIIth Dynasty in ancient Egypt. He was a brave military man who expanded Egypt’s southern border. He also went as far north as he could, to Mesopotamia, and erected a stela just like he had done at the southern end. This one read, “This is Egypt’s northern border.” His most important innovation, however, was the Valley of the Kings.