Museum Exhibits

Working in Royal Burial Grounds ​

To make a tomb in the Valley of the Kings and in the Valley of the Queens, many workmen were needed. Around 50 people were divided into two teams, working on the right and left sides of the tomb at the same time. Stonecutters would carve the tomb’s galleries into the rock using wooden mallets and bronze chisels. The walls were then smoothed and finished with a thin layer of plaster to make them even.