National Geographic : 1925 Feb
4f 4 Photograph byGaddis and Self SOLDIERS IN THE VALLEY OE THE KINGS GUARDING TUTANKHAMEN'S TOMB The entrance to the tomb of Rameses VI is below the lone tree on the hillside to the right. Behind thesoldiers isAmenmeses' tomb. Next to the right is the vault of Rameses III. The water jars to the left mark the spot where Theodore M. Davis and hisassociates stopped work, and thereby missed the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by a few feet. Overhanging the debris-strewn royal graveyard iselQorn, anatural pyramid. Ancient Egyptians liked to bury their dead in the west, where their Sun-god went to sleep, and therefore the Valley oftheKings, with itsgraves, and the Pyramids of Gizeh are on the west bank of the Nile.