What was in a royal tomb?
The artists and workmen responsible for decorating the tombs used a variety of implements in wood, metal and stone in different stages of the process.
The types of funerary equipment Egyptians put into their tombs had become standardized long before the New Kingdom.
The Valley of the Kings actually consists of two valleys that run northeast from the slopes of a prominent ridge along a high plateau into the Western Desert.
The reasons New Kingdom kings chose the East Valley of the Kings for their burials are unclear.
At the end of the New Kingdom, Egypt entered a period of political and economic decline.