Luxor

A unique chance to visit and learn about the ancient capital of ancient Egypt.

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Amazing Experience

Here is what you can visit in the fabulous and enigmatic Luxor:

  1. Karnak Temple: It is the modern Egyptian name given to the complex of temples, chapels, pillars, statuary groups and other buildings, located in the area of ​​Thebes (on the banks of the Nile), the former capital of ancient Egypt. The grandeur of the Karnak Monumental Ensemble has as its main purpose the emotional and spiritual impression of those who participate in the ceremonies dedicated to Amon-Ra (the supreme god of Theban priests in Egyptian mythology. Amon is the sun god, the most important of the gods and revered in the city). Thebes, where he is represented with a ram's head, or as a man wearing a feathered tiara.
  2. The Valley of the Kings - in Arabic Biban El-Muluk. In the Valley of the Kings are the tombs of the pharaohs of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties, covering over 500 years of rule, some of the most famous pharaohs of Egypt were buried with pomp in the fascinating tombs in the VALLEY OF THE KINGS. Earlier pharaohs had been buried in pyramids, which proved to be easy to desecrate. The Theban pharaohs, who believed that their afterlife depended on keeping the mummies and tomb goods intact, demanded that they be buried in caves hidden in the hills. These graves were, in fact, dug into the rock.
  3. The Temple of Hatshepsut - Aldir Al-Bahri. The mortuary temple of Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut is the main attraction in the valley of the "Nordic Monastery". Hatshepsut is one of the very few women who came to rule Egypt, receiving the title of "Pharaoh". The temple, known as the "Splendor of Splendors," was designed by Senemut, near the royal court, to serve as a place of worship for the queen after her death. with the supreme god. A long stone staircase leads to the entrance to the temple. Up to the temple, the pilgrim passes through three courtyards closed to each other. These three courtyards are surrounded by sculpted figurines - watch eagles, pharaohs, geometric patterns. Most of the sculptures depicting the queen were destroyed by her stepson and her successor to the throne. This is a result of the hatred of his mistreatment by the queen.
  4. Optional Entrance to Tutankhamun's Tomb - He was a pharaoh of the XVIII dynasty of Egypt (1332-1323 BC). He is known as King Tut. The 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter went around the world creating a global frenzy for ancient Egypt. However, over the decades, many of Pharaoh's precious tombstones have disappeared into the cellars and archives of Egyptian museums. Today, all 5,398 objects have been reassembled, for the first time since their discovery, at the new Great Egyptian Museum. Many of them have never been seen before, but together they reveal new secrets about the short but eventful life of the so-called "boy king" (he died at the age of 19) and help researchers to realize the true scale of Tutankhamun's influence in the ancient world. Pharaoh Tutankhamun's incredible mortuary mask weighs 10 kg of pure gold.
  5. Optional entrance to the tomb of Ramses VI . Ramses V.

The tomb of Ramses VI, is one of the largest because Ramses VI usurped the tomb of his predecessor Ramses V, extending it and replacing the pharaonic cartridges on the walls.

Many tombs in the Valley of the Kings tombs have been emptied by thieves or even other kings since antiquity.

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Luxor by bus

$65

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