Egypt Luxor







In the center of Egypt, on the Nile’s shore, surrounded by fertile lands, is Luxor, the city of the temples. The cultivation of cereals, sugar cane and dates don’t bring comparable incomes with those coming from tourism. The antique constructions of the city attract in Luxor thousands of visitors every year. In this place you can feel the history`s wind, because here, on the Theba`s territory was the capital of the pharaohs. This city from the Upper Egypt, called Wasen or Nuwe in the language of the ancient Egyptians, was landing on the both shores of the Nile. Where today is Luxor and Karnak, in the past was East Theba. On the left shore of the river was West Theba (where many of the Egypt’s pharaohs were buried) and Deir el-Bahri, contemporary with the temple of Hatshepsut. Across Luxor, on the Western shore of the Nile is the famous Valley of the Kings. Beginning with the 9th Dynasty and ending with the 18th Dynasty, Theba, the pharaohs` residence, was the most important metropolis of the Egyptian state. Its fame went to Greece where the city was called Diospolis (The Divine City). The Old Testament is called Theba No-Amon, meaning the city of Amon. In Luxor, Egypt, the clime is desert-tropical with a medium multi annual temperature of +14 Celsius grades in January and of +32 Celsius grades in July. There are occasional strong winds and sand storms. The most important discoveries coming from the capital of the pharaohs were assembled in the Luxor Museum. Here you can admire the objects found in the tomb of Tutankhamon, who died at 19 years old. The main founders of the Karnak`s temples are considered Tutmes I, Tutmes III, Hatshepsut and Ramses II.



Egypt Luxor


Egypt Luxor


Egypt Luxor


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First Pylon


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Abu Haggag Mosque


Egypt Ancient Thebes


 Ancient Thebes


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Egypt Bazaars


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Colossi of Memnon


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Ipet Resyt


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Medinet Habu Temple


Egypt Nectanebo I


Nectanebo I


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Nile Eastern Bank


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Opet Festival


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Pharaonic Monuments


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Red Granite Obelisk


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Sunni Muslim






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