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Places you shouldn’t miss in Luxor

650 km south of Cairo is Luxor, the “museum city”, formerly Thebes, capital of the new Empire. Many archaeologists made known the richness of this city. On this archeological and historical site your dream of childhood will be carried out: – to know the temple...

Karnak temple

with its magnificent Hypostyle Hall of 134 columns, line of ram-headed sphinxes and sacred lake, is the greatest place of worship in History. It includes many singular temples dedicated to Amun, his wife “Mut” and their son “Khonsu”, the moon deity. Since the Arab conquest, it...

The temple of Luxor

luxor temple built by the two Pharaohs: Amenhotep III & Ramses IIwith its papyrus headed columns and imposing colonnade was dedicated to Amun-Ra whose marriage to “Mut” was celebrated annually; when the sacred procession moved by boat from Karnak to Luxor temple.

Sound and Light in Luxor ( Karnak temple )

Enjoy an enchanting couple of hours at one of Egypt’s finest Temple.  The Karnak Sound and Light Show highlights the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. The show narrates the achievements of some great Pharaohs, with poetic descriptions of the ancient treasures. As visitors walk...

luxor museum

Although of recent institution the Luxor Museum contains many in­teresting exhibits. The most curi­ous item is the reconstruction of a wall, 18 meters long, from the temple that Akhen-Aton built in Thebes. The two hundred and eighty three blocks of which it is made up were found...

The Valley of the Queens

About a kilometer and a half from the Valley of the Kings is the Val­ley of the Queens which today is called «Biban el-Harim». In the region, eighty tombs have been discovered there but they are badly damaged, some showing traces of fire, others having been used as stables.The...

Valley Of The Kings

these Tombs were ordered by the Kings of the New Kingdom to be carved in the rock-faces of the valley so as to be safeguarded against grave robbers. Most important are those of Tutankhamen, Seti I, Amenhotep II, Thutmose III, Ramses III, Ramses VI and Hormoheb (Only 3 of them...

Denderah and Abydos temples

This beautiful Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Hathor, is only a short drive from Luxor. Here there are striking reliefs of Cleopatra and her son Caesarion, the only temple in Egypt to portray this famous queen and her son. Denderah is also the only temple in...

Deir El Bahary Temple ( Hatshibsut temple )

One thousand two hundred years after Imhotep another architect, Senmut, won himself a place in Egyptian history by designing another architectural master piece Queen Hatshepsut who was more of a patron of the arts than a military commander, ordered a funerary monument to be built...

Colossi of memnon

In the immense plain around Thebes between the Nile and the Valley of the Kings, one can still admire what remains of the monumental avenue which used to lead to the temple of Amon-Ofis III. The temple has unfortunately disappeared and what remains are commonly referred to as the...