Introducing Luxor

This is the sort of place where you can travel back in time; visit the city of Luxor located on the east bank of the River Nile and you can unlock the world’s most exciting mysteries whilst getting up close to some of Ancient Egypt’s most important monuments and ruins. Giza may be home to the famous pyramids but the lesser known site of Luxor, on the site of ancient Thebes, should not be overlooked. Known as the “Pharaoh’s Capital” during Ancient Egypt’s height of power in the 16th and 11th centuries B.C.E, this incredible city welcomes visitors to come and walk the paths of kings and to explore the two vast surviving temples. Not to be missed are the royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the tombs at the Valley of the Queens, the Karnak temple ruins, the stone statues of Colossi of Memnon, the Ramesseum Temple, and the Medinet Habu ruins. This remarkable ancient city offers a magical experience and should be explored with a few days at least.

Highlights of Luxor

Temple of Karnak
This temple complex houses the Great Temple of Amun, the Temple of Khons, and the Festival Temple of Tuthmosis III plus a number of other smaller buildings and ruins.
Valley of the Kings
Home to the famous tomb of Tutankhamun and 62 other tombs, the Valley of the Kings was the final resting place for pharaohs of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties.
Valley of the Queens
Royal tombs and excavation site, where the wives of pharaohs were buried during the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties.
Luxor Temple
An ancient temple originally built by Amenophis III which during the Christian era, underwent a transformation into a church and later turned into a mosque during the Islamic period.
Luxor Museum
Don’t miss the Luxor Museum which features a collection of artefacts dating back to Ancient Thebes and the Old Kingdom.

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