The western shore contains many ancient Pharaonic tombs and, most of which belong to the eighteenth Dynasty of the modern Pharaonic state. The shore represented the western valley of the city of Thebes (now Luxor), the capital of the state at the time, and is divided into the eastern valley and the western valley called " Ape Valley.\r\n\r\nSince then, the Egyptian archaeological mission, headed by Dr. Zahi Hawass, and a number of archaeologists working in the Ministry of Antiquities, began excavations in the Valley of the Apes in the western mainland in Luxor, to search for one of the tombs dating back to the Eighteenth Dynasty.\r\n\r\nThe Ape valley is a closed valley west of Luxor, similar to the Valley of the Kings in its topography and geography. It is surrounded by mountain ranges from the south, east and west.\r\nThe name was appointed to the Western Valley, after the discovery of the tomb of King Ai, where it was discovered by "Giovanni Belzoni" in 1817, which he carved his name at the door of the tomb and the date of discovery as a kind of honor.\r\n\r\nWhen he entered the tomb\u2019s burial chamber one of his workers named the cemetery "Ape\u2019s Cemetery", because of the wall paintings of twelve monkeys arranged in three rows. Obviously, King Aye was only able to complete half of his planning and his scenes were rushed over a rough layer.\r\n\r\nAlthough the Valley of the Kings contains many tombs of kings and nobles at the time, most of them are concentrated in the eastern valley.\r\n\r\nWhile the western valley, or "Valley of the Apes," contains only four tombs, the most famous for Amenhotep III, one of the kings of the Eighteenth Dynasty and the tomb of Khakhrore "The 13th king of the 18th Dynasty is also the only cemetery available to visitors in the whole valley.\r\n\r\nThe cemetery is the only one in the western shore where parts of it have been found, despite many looting. It is the only royal cemetery to show such scenes, described by British Egyptologist John Gardner Wilkinson as "lacking in dignity" (knowing that it is a frequent sight from the tombs of nobles of this era), and is famous for its inscriptions depicting a royal hunting hunt for hippo.