Enjoy exploring the high lights of the East Bank of  Luxor, Luxor is the smallest city in Egypt, but the most remarkable, it’s located 500 km to the south of the modern Egyptian capital Cairo.

Thebes was the city that the line of kings who reunified Egypt after the First Intermediate Period hailed from.

It thus became one of the most important cities, a position that it would continue to hold throughout the majority of ancient Egyptian history.

The importance of Amun rose in tandem with the city’s rise to prominence.

From the earliest evidence for it from the reign of Intef II (c.2112–2063 BC), before even the beginning of the Middle Kingdom (c.2055–1650 BC), to the Graeco-Roman Period (332 BC–395 AD), this temple was accordingly lavished with royal attention in the form construction projects, ritual equipment, and other necessities.

Nearly every king from the New Kingdom (c.1550–1069 BC), Egypt’s age of empire, left his mark here. visit the Karnak temple complex and Luxor temple of king Amenhotep III of the 18 modern kingdoms dynastic period.

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Karnak is the largest temple in the world, dedicated to the Gods Amon, Mut, and their son god Khonso of the Moon, It covers more than 70 acres and most of the constructions were dedicated to the king of the gods Amun Ra.

The Karnak Temple was the most important in Thebes (modern Luxor), in Upper Egypt.

This was where the cult of the great god Amun of Thebes was conducted, As such, it was extremely wealthy and its priesthood held great political power, 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.

Enjoy a wonderful day trip to Luxor the biggest open-air museum in the world, explore the past to live the authenticity, and step back 3ooo years in time, to see what life was like in ancient Egypt. Experience Luxor’s blue sky atmosphere and brilliant sun on both sides of the Nile river the lifeblood of Egypt.

Luxor Tours It is something really special to have a holiday in Upper Egypt and the capital of the ancient Egyptian empire during the 18th dynastic period, it would take weeks to experience everything that Luxor has to offer for visitors.

Take the opportunity and make a visit to Luxor, the capital of the pharaohs, west bank includes   (The Valley of the KingsHatshepsut Temple – Colossi of Memnon ) east bank includes ( Karnak Temple – Luxor Temple).

Luxor West bank

Luxor was first settled by man in pre-historic times, and many stone-age flint tools have been found in the desert cliffs surrounding the modern town.

The pre-dynastic settlements were established on the fringes of the western desert around the area of Al-Qurna on the west bank, and during the old kingdom and the pre-dynastic period, Thebes became an integral part of Egypt.

Thebes is the Greeks name for the town, it was called in ancient Egypt Wasit meaning the city of the scepter the sign of force and consequence, and in classical times Diospolis Magna.

The real Theban rise to power came towards the end of the 21st century B.C. At the beginning of the middle kingdom after a period of strife and the collapse of centralized government,

Dynasty XI Princes of Thebes became rulers of the country for a time, with control over politics, religion, and administration and uniting Egypt from the first cataract near Aswan to the Mediterranean coast.

The Valley Of The Kings

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Situated on the ancient site of Thebes, it was called in ancient Egypt (Pr N Heh) meaning the house of eternity.

The Valley of the Kings is the ancient burial ground of many of Egypt’s New Kingdom rulers, and the most outstanding collection of tombs, It includes 65 royal tombs and another 20 unfinished cavities dating back to the modern kingdom of Egypt.

The most famous tombs in the Valley of the Kings are Tutankhamun’s tomb, The tomb of King Ramses VI, The tomb of king Seti 1st, and the tomb of king Hormehep.

Hatshepsut Temple

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Hatshepsut temple reflects the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II and was created alongside that 11th dynasty structure. The idea was motivated by the powerful and beautiful female Pharaoh Hatshepsut.

Colossi of Memnon

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The twin statues depict Amenhotep III (14th century BC) seated on the throne of Egypt, The huge colossi are about 18 meters high and made of one huge block of calcite limestone.

Originally it was a great mortuary temple of king Amenhotep III and included large Pylons and statues. Sadly most of the structures are in a very bad state.

Luxor East bank

Karnak Temple

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The temple of Amen -Ra is the most famous temple in the world, was built for the worship of Amun Ra, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu, the gods, who are also called the Thebes Trinity we recommend you enjoy the sound and light show, it describes The full story of temple construction, and what life was in ancient Egypt.

Luxor Temple

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The Luxor Temple was built during the reign of king Amenhotep 3, it is located 3 kilometers south of Luxor two temples are linked together by the Sphinxes Avenue, Was called in ancient Egypt Ipit-rysyt meaning the southern stoppage.



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