Luxor Highlights
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Luxor highlights


Luxor was the capital of the New Kingdom of Egypt, It had grown in importance during the Middle Kingdom when it was a sanctum of God Montu.

Luxor Highlights

The East Bank: The East Bank of Luxor was called the land of the living. Where the sun’s rays and people thrived.

Karnak Temples

Karnak is the biggest temple complex in the world it covers about 100 hectares and there is nowhere more impressive to the first-time visitor. Much of it has been restored during the last century and our knowledge of the buildings here in different periods of Egyptian history. In ancient times, Karnak was known as Ipt_Isut, “the most selected of the places”.

This is the largest national monument that has no equal. Karnak is not a single temple, but a construction within another, and a shrine within a shrine. Almost all pharaohs particular, particularly those of the new kingdom wished to record their names and deeds for posterity.

Most of the structures were built in honor of Amun_ra, his wife goddess Mut, and their son Khonsu. Karnak temple complex covers more than 70 acres. The Karnak temples are considered to be a history book stating the history of Egypt from the Middle Kingdom to the Ptolemaic period. the whole area of the constructions was surrounded by a mud-brick enclosure wall, this wall originally dates to the middle kingdom period but was restored several times by kings from different periods.

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Luxor Temple

Luxor Highlights, Within the center of Luxor is the temple once known as “Ipt_resyt” or the southern Opet, it served as a focal point for the Opet festival once a year. The divine image of Amun with his consort Mut and their son Khonsu would journey in their sacred barks from Karnak to Luxor to celebrate the festival which was held during the inundation. Opet’s primary function was religious but the festival was also significant in maintaining the king’s role.

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The Valley of the Kings

Originally, it was called Sit_m33t which meant the place of justice in Arabic وادي الملوك in English the kings’ valley for 500 years it was the burial place of Egypt’s new kingdom rulers. 63 tombs and 20 unfinished pits have been discovered Here. The Valley of the Kings was chosen as the royal burial place for several reasons, the quality of its limestone bedrock is generally good, solid, strong, and at least in some areas, relatively free of cracks and fractures. This valley is dominated by the pyramid-shaped mountain peak in Arabic called Al_Qurn which means the horn. This Area was the principal site of the goddess Hathor the cow, the patroness of music and drunkenness for the ancient Egyptians.

The royal tombs in the Kings’ Valley were decorated with religious inscriptions, that describe life in the afterworld such as the Book of the Gates, the Book of Earth, and the Book of “Imidwat” the after-life. The tombs in the Valley of the Kings were used as a survival machine. Most of the royal tombs and the west valley were dedicated only to two tombs WV22 the tomb of King Amenhotep 3 and WV  23 for King Ay from the modern kingdom period.

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Valley of The Queens

The Valley of the Queens consists of the main Wadi. which contains most of the tombs, along with the Valley of Prince Ahmose, the Valley of the Rope, the Valley of the Three Pits, and the Valley of the Dolmen. The main wadi contains 91 tombs and the subsidiary valleys add another 19 tombs. The burials in the subsidiary valleys all date to the 18th dynasty. The Valley of the Queens (Arabic وادي الملكات  Wādī al Malekāt) is a site in Egypt, where the wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. It was known then as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning “the place of beauty”.

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The tomb of Nefertari

The tomb of Nefertari, QV 66 in the Valley of the Queens, with thousands of square feet of paintings depicting the life and journey to the afterlife of the favorite wife of Ramses II, is often described as the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt. The tomb was closed to the public in 1950, restored in the 1990s, and for now, is open to the public (for a fairly hefty entrance fee). We were fortunate to visit this extraordinary tomb. The paintings are so vivid that they look as if they could have been painted yesterday.

It would take weeks to experience everything that Luxor has to offer, so what should you do? here are a few recommendations to make sure you catch all of the highlights of Luxor.

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Hot Air Balloons

One of the most unique adventures in Luxor is taking a hot_air_balloon ride at sunrise over the city. See for yourself why Luxor is the world’s greatest open-air museum. It’s also a great introduction to all of the things you can see In Luxor. The bird’s eye view allows you to see the impressive size and significant planning that went into the complexes. 

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The sound and light show

The sound and light Show at Karnak is something really special, after the sunset, the temple is illuminated with an audiovisual show that explains how the temple was built, and what life was like in ancient Egypt. The visual effects seem to bring the temple back to life.

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Felucca ride at The Nile River

Ride the river of Eternals to Enjoy Luxor’s dazzling sun and blue skies as you cruise at the Nile via a felucca or a motorboat, enjoy the incredible view on both sides of Luxor city, and live the life of the ancient Egyptians.

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Ride a horse carriage in Luxor in The Evening

Enjoy riding the modern-day Luxor in the evening to free your spirit on the land of the spirituality of Pharaohs. Take a wonderful photo from the modern Nile Corniche in Luxor for only about 10$.

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