Valley of the Kings – West bank of Luxor:
The Egyptian belief that "To speak the name of the dead is to make him live again" is certainly carried out in the building of the tombs. The king's & queens formal names & titles are inscribed in the tombs with images and statues. Beginning with the 18th Dynasty the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. Also abandoned were the pyramid style tombs. Now most tombs are cut into limestone. The texts in the tombs are from the Book of the Dead and the Book of the Underworld.
Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt." The Temple was built for the great Queen Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty), to commemorate her achievements and to serve as a funerary Temple for her, as well as a sanctuary of the God, Amon Ra.