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Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Luxor has been known by numerous names throughout history, including Thebes, the Egyptian Empire’s ancient metropolis; Ta ipet, which meant “the shrine”; the “city of 100 gates,” and many more. Luxor is derived from the Arabic term “palaces”. It began to gain importance around 3000 BCE, and eventually became Ancient Egypt’s political, military and religious capital for a period of over 1500 years. Home to a huge number of the country’s architectural monuments. Centuries and mixed cultures have left their fascinating mark on Luxor with some of the most amazing artistic heritage in the world. When you visit us you will be enchanted with the stories behind every work of art and remember them forever. Luxor is home to an incomparable number of ancient Egyptian monuments. Amongst its highlights are the 3400-year-old Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple Complex; the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, and the massive stone statues known as the Colossi of Memnon.

Ancient Egypt’s largest and most important religious complex. The Temple of Amun-Ra is the most important and largest religious complex ever created, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor. 

Luxor Temple was the site of one of the most important ancient Egyptian religious celebrations, The Luxor Temple was devoted to the Theban Triad of Amun, his consort Mut, and their son Khonsu during the New Kingdom.

Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple was once known as Djeser-Djeseru, or the Holy of Holies. The temple’s goal, like those of other magnificent Egyptian buildings, was to pay honour to the Gods and commemorate the builder’s glorious rule. The temple was started in 1479 BCE and took around 15 years to finish.

The Valley of the Kings was the main burial place for most of the royal pharaohs during the New Kingdom period of ancient Egypt (1539-1075 B.C.). Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II were the most famous pharaohs buried there.

The Valley of the Queens is an ancient Egyptian place where pharaohs’ wives were buried. Ta-Set-Neferu, which means “beautiful location,” was the name given to it at the time. It was most famous for being the resting place of numerous Pharaoh’s wives.

Deir el-Medina is the modern Arabic name for the worker’s village which was home to the artisans and craftsmen of Thebes who built and decorated the royal tombs in the nearby Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

Medinet Habu is a necropolis in western Thebes, Upper Egypt, that is encircled by the outer walls of Ramesses III’s tomb temple (1187–56 bce).

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