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on 23 April 2013
I'll state right swat, I love the valley of the kings, in a 3 year period, I visited the valley 15 or 20 uimes. The problem was back then, 1993, there were no proper guides just to the valley. There was a small guide to Luxor which included the west bank, and Baedeker and others included the valley, but not user friendly.
For reading good histories, John rohmers valley of the kings is still the best general historical piece for beginners, with ancient lives telling the stories of the tomb builders. Wilkinsons mthe complete valley of the kings is a good review of thebthen known tombs, but is more on the scholastic. Kent weeks atlas of the valley of the kings is essentially plans of the valley and all the tombs.
This book is, as far as I'm aware, the only guide to the tombs and temples of the west bank. Is is about a4 un size, easy to read texts and magnificent colour photos.