We talk about where Luxor Egypt east and west banks are, their history, the Avenue of the Sphinx, and other essential landmarks. These are general comments about many different things. Luxor is the most popular city in Upper (Southern) Egypt because it has many sites from ancient Egypt. One of the seven ancient wonders, Valley of the Kings, might be there.

The name of Luxor used to be Thebes, and the “largest open-air museum” is what makes Luxor famous. On the present-day East Bank, you can still see parts of Karnak and Luxor. People have lived in homes made by hand for a long time. Luxor is on both sides of the river Nile, and people can get around the city using ferries and feluccas.

Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens are two of West Bank’s most famous archaeological sites. People think the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queen were the most critical places in ancient Egypt, and Egypt gets many visitors yearly.

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Luxor is an old city in Egypt:

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The Valley of Nobles in Luxor

The capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom was Luxor, also known as Thebes. Amon, an Egyptian god, called the city of Thebes, which is now called Luxor, “Glorious Ra’s City.”
At the beginning of the 11th Dynasty, Luxor was just a small town in Egypt. History is interesting. It had a tight social order and was a cultural, spiritual, and political powerhouse. It had a lot of money and power.

The city grew from a small, quiet village to a major commercial and cultural center. After the 18th Dynasty, Luxor (Thebes) was the center of Egypt’s government, religion, and military. Until the 20th Dynasty, this was the case. Because of Luxor, Hyksos invaders spread out and were turned back in Upper Egypt (Thebes). Luxor, which is also known as Thebes, became the political and cultural center of Upper Egypt.

During the time of the Greeks, it was the spiritual center of Egypt. Amon, Mut, and Khonsu were all gods to the Egyptians. Temples can be found in Luxor. When Thebes (now called Luxor) became the capital of Egypt, worship of Amon grew. Since Ra was linked to Amon, a new “King of Gods” had to be chosen.

Through these links, Ra could become Amon’s ancestor. The temple he is best known for is Karnak, north of Thebes. During the time of the Greeks, it was the spiritual center of Egypt. The first building in Luxor was a temple for the gods Amon, Mut, and Khonsu, the Moon God.

Just like Amon and Mut, Khonsu was well-liked in Luxor. People think Thebes was the capital of ancient Egypt, making Amon well-known (now known as Luxor). Amon-Ra was king because he had a close relationship with Ra, the sun god. His beautiful Karnak Temple was built north of Thebes. Until the end of the ancient world, it was considered Egypt’s most important temple.

People have to call the road Avenue of the Sphinx because the law says so:

In 2014, the first “Avenue of Sphinx” was still being built and planned to be done in 2015. This project will fix up the Avenue of Sphinxes, which is 2.7 kilometers long and leads from Karnak to Luxor. When the building is done, people can walk between the temples.

People and goods used to move along the old road. It was started by Amenhotep III and finished by Nectanebo I around 400 BCE. More than a thousand Sphinx statues were found along the route being dug up. There were houses, churches, mud, and mosques all over the road. As the hole was dug, the way became more evident.

Egypt is known for the cities of Luxor and the East Bank:

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Top view of the Valley of Kings

People with money and power still gather in the Valley of the Kings. Across the Nile from Luxor is the Valley of the Kings. Near the riverbed, there are mountains and dunes. Deir el-Medina is west of the city of Luxor. The following people had tombs: Tutankhamun, Ramses I, II, III, and VI, Amenhotep II, Seti I, Siptech, Thutmose III, and Horemheb. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Luxor Museum both have displays of the treasures from these tombs.

It’s fun to think about what other treasures might be hidden under the ground. People are constantly guessing. As excavations continue and more graves are found, there is no doubt that more tombs and chambers will be found. It’s easy to see why the pharaohs chose this Place and dug their tombs deep. They hoped this would stop people from stealing their valuables from their graves.

Since they thought there was a life after death, they thought they could start over with just their clothes and jewelry. Most cemeteries have been broken into, so there aren’t many original tombs left. The tomb of Tutankhamun is well-known.

Archaeology shows that people from the New Kingdom were buried in the Valley of the Kings. From 1600 to 1100 B.C., these dynasties ruled Egypt. The Valley of the Kings in Egypt backs up this idea. That may be when the Valley of the Kings was built. People say it has been there for at least 500 years. There are the graves of kings, queens, and other important people from the 18th to the 21st dynasties.

Still, it is a well-known and crucial archaeological site. In 1979, UNESCO named this Place a World Heritage Site. From Luxor, you have to cross the Nile Bridge and go through New and Old Gurna (Qurna). You’ll see how people in the area have changed their ways to protect the land.

Valley of the Kings is a popular place for tourists to visit in Egypt. Many of the mud buildings in Old Gurna are still there and have been painted. This shows that the people are strong and well-built. Most are places that make alabaster. Still, you should go to Valley of the Kings.

A road in Valley leads to the front door (wadi). There are hills and sand dunes on this trail, and the front guard shack is at the end of this path. The hot walk to the first tomb could be cut short by a small train. We had just gone by a great place for tourists. In the middle of the Valley, you’ll be in the middle of everything.

Most famous people from history are buried here.

The tomb of Tutankhamun, which is also called KV62, is to the right of the main entrance to the Valley. Most people visit the Valley to see how beautiful it is, and the young pharaoh was likely laid to rest here. This tomb was found by a British archaeologist named Howard Carter in November 1922. Carter could have looked for the grave for weeks, months, or even years.

As you go down into the Valley, you might or might not see Carter’s small house with the dome. Carter never left the state during the state war. Since Carter found the entrance steps and a chamber with valuable ivory and gold in it, people have been very interested in the tomb.

When the explorer opened the door to Tutankhamun’s tomb, that was the first time he saw the outside of the tomb. He thought about it for a long time because of this. To bury him, many coffins were stacked on top of each other. Some were made of gold, while others were just wood.

Right now, all of the items are in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Most people know about King Tutankhamun’s gold death mask, but he also left behind sarcophagi, jewels, and smaller sarcophagi for his organs that were taken out after he was mummified. This simple tomb is a far cry from the grand buildings built to honor pharaohs like Ramses I and Ramses III, whose names are linked to the color red.

These are on the other side of the river from Tutankhamun’s tomb to the left. You have to go down steps with paintings and hieroglyphs that are really cool. It’s hard to believe that yellow, orange, and red have been there for more than a thousand years because they look so bright now. Blue, green, and purple are also often used.

In the Valley of the Kings, people from the dynasties of the New Kingdom were buried. These dynasties ruled Egypt from around 1600 B.C. up until the 11th century B.C. The Valley of the Kings was built during these times. It has probably been used for 500 years, and many people are buried there, including monarchs and other nobles from the 18th to the 21st dynasties.

It is still one of the most well-known and important places where archaeologists dig. In 1979, UNESCO put it on a list of sites that are part of World Heritage. On the way from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings (Qurna), people cross the Nile Bridge and go through New and Old Gurna (Qurna). You’ll get a great look at how farmers in this area have worked their land for hundreds of years.

Everyone who has been to Egypt says that you have to go to the Valley of the Kings. In Old Gurna, you can see many beautiful mud houses that have stood the test of time. Currently, alabaster is made in more than one of these caverns. Still, it would be best if you went to Valley of the Kings. A road in Valley leads to the front door (wadi). There are hills and sand dunes on this trail. The front guard shack is at the end of this path.

The hot walk to the first tomb could be cut short by a small train. We had just gone by a great place for tourists. In the middle of the Valley, you’ll be in the middle of everything. Most famous people from history are buried here. The entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb, which is also called KV62, is to the right of the door.

Whoever travels to the Valley will want to know where the newborn pharaoh was buried. This tomb was found by a British archaeologist named Howard Carter in November 1922. Carter could have looked for the grave for weeks, months, or even years. As you go down into the Valley, you might or might not see Carter’s small house with the dome. Carter never left the state during the state war.

Since Carter found the entrance steps and a chamber with valuable ivory and gold in it, people have been very interested in the tomb. When the explorer opened the door to Tutankhamun’s tomb, that was the first time he saw the outside of the tomb. He thought about it for a long time because of this.

Two coffins were put on top of each other to keep the weather out of his grave. Some were made of gold, while others were just wood. Right now, all of the items are in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Most people know about King Tutankhamun’s gold death mask, but he also left behind sarcophagi, jewels, and smaller sarcophagi for his organs that were taken out after he was mummified.

Compared to the vast tombs of Ramses I and III, whose names are often linked to the color red, this tomb is small and not very interesting. They might be on the other side of the river, to the left, where Tutankhamun was buried. You have to go down a few stairs that are decorated with beautiful hieroglyphs and paintings.

Yellow, orange, and red are such bright colors now that it’s hard to believe they’ve been around for more than a thousand years. Red, yellow, and orange are the most common basic colors, but blue, green, and purple are also often used. Both the Tomb of Ramses I (KV16) and the Tomb of Ramses III (KV11), which are from the 18th century, is beautiful.

He was the first king of the 19th dynasty. He came up with the rule. Both of these tombs were found about a hundred years after each other. The tomb got the strange name “Harper’s Tomb” because it had paintings of musicians on it. Bruce, whose real name is James Bruce, found the tomb that is now called Bruce’s Tomb.

The temple of Queen Hatshepsut:

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Temple of hatshepsut in Luxor

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut Even though his bones were found in Amenhotep II’s tomb (KV35) in 1898, Akhenre Setepenre Siptah’s tomb (KV47) is one of the longest tombs in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb of Pharaoh Akhenre Set is also very big and beautiful. It is in the same place as the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The Valley of the Kings is close to the center of Luxor, where there are many hotels, and everyone should go there. It is a great place for families with young kids to go. You can look at several tombs after paying, but if you want to see King Tutankhamun’s tomb, you’ll have to pay more.

The Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Nobles, which are also popular tourist destinations, are to the south of the Valley of the Kings. There are also the graves of thousands of other important people in government in these two valleys.

Many of the skilled builders and artists who helped build the royal tombs are buried in a nearby cemetery called Deir El-Medina. Tombs were built by people like them. It got harder when the Ptolemies were in charge.

On the East Bank, where the Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea, are some of Egypt’s most important towns. It would be a big understatement to say that Luxor is a beautiful city. There are a lot of great places to see in Luxor. You should go to Luxor because it is a beautiful city.

You have found the most beautiful outdoor museum in the world. If you don’t mind walking a bit, you might be able to see one-third of all the old things that have been found so far. Many old buildings, especially temples, have been carefully brought back to their original beauty.

Near Luxor were the beautiful Karnak Temples, the Valley of the Kings, and the Valley of the Queens. The ancient city of Thebes, which was the capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom, was also close by. The Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are two famous sets of pyramids close to Luxor.

By going back in time, we can learn more about the history of the city. The three different parts of the city are the city center, which is on the western bank of the Nile, Karnak, which is north of the city and is often thought of as a separate town, and Thebes, where the Valley of the Kings is. The city’s center is on the east side of the Nile.

People think that the city first became important around 2000 B.C., during the 11th Dynasty, and that it has been important ever since. Power was once linked to a word from ancient Egypt. When the Greeks took over, they changed the name of the city to Thebes. Today, none of these names are used.

A walk along the Nile, where you can see sights like the Temple of Luxor:

Most people think that Homer’s epic “The City of a Hundred Gates” was based on Luxor. (Must have references) (Must have references) This city was the country’s center of government, business, religion, and the military for a long time. It was one of the most important towns in all of the ancient times because of this. The city was also very old, making it one of the oldest places in the world.

Luxor is now a huge, spread-out city on the banks of the Nile. The Sahara Desert is right next to it. Desert is on all sides of the city. About 380,000 people live in the city, but in the spring and fall, when the weather is best for sightseeing, a lot of people from other countries come to see it. Because of this, the city’s tourist business has been doing well financially in the past few years.

From June to August, the temperature usually varies between 31 and 40 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit) (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Because Luxor is so small, it is easy to get around. There are three main ways to get from the airport to the small city of Luxor, which is about 20 minutes away.

The corniche is the most important part of the city. It’s a great path with trees on either side and the shape of an esplanade. From where the Nile starts to where it ends, the corniche goes with it. It is close to all the best things that this town has to offer. The Sofitel group is in charge of running the Winter Palace Hotel at the moment. There are rumors that Agatha Christie’s stay at this hotel gave her ideas for her book “Death on the Nile.”

The road al-Mahatta links the Karnak Temple to the rest of the city and to the Luxor Temple. The street al-Karnak goes in the same direction, but instead of going through the Luxor Temple, it goes around it. You could take one of these streets to get to the Karnak Temple. These two streets are not too far from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak.

Because the city center is so small, all of Luxor’s most popular attractions are close enough to each other that you can walk between them. People can cross a bridge to get to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens from the East Bank and the city center. It took about 10 years to finish this bridge.

So, people who want to go to two well-known places won’t have to choose between them. They can go to either or both. You’ll probably find it close to where you are now, upstream.

Before the bridge was built, there were a number of inexpensive ways to cross the Nile. You could, for example, take one of the many motorboats or ferries that are still in use. Near the Luxor Temple, there might be a branch of the Nile. You might be able to cross the river with this plan. There are many amazing places to see in Luxor that you can’t miss.

People often go to Egypt to see the Karnak and Luxor temples. You should also go to the Museum of Mummification and the beautiful Luxor Museum while you’re in the area. Also, there are many different points of view, some of which are more important than others.

If you go to the corniche, you might get a good look at the beautiful Luxor Temple. When the sun sets and the lights go out, the light starts to shine in a different way. When Ramses II and Amenhotep II were in charge, the temple was used to honor the god Amon Ra and his wife Mut.

On the northern side of the building, near where a bridge used to connect it to the Karnak Temples, is where you can get in. The urban legend says that there should be sphinx statues on both sides of the bridge. Right now, they are fixing up the causeway, and when they are done, it will definitely be one of the most popular places in Luxor.

Nectanebo I, who governed Egypt during the 30th Dynasty, created a massive dromos road as an afterthought. The sphinxes have been worn down over time, but there are still a few amazing ones near the temple. Ramses II built a huge pylon to protect the entrance to the New Kingdom temple. On either side of the entryway are two of the king’s statues out of a total of six.

The other two obelisks are both made of granite and stand 25 meters tall. People often take pictures of the second building because it is a well-known landmark. This building is near the Place de la Concorde in the center of Paris, France.
Amenhotep III built the grand colonnades that go around the inner courtyards of the temple and are more than 100 meters long.

Each column of this building has a beautiful picture of a papyrus plant at the top. You might find hieroglyphics, copies of scenes from ancient Egypt, or even Roman stuccos that hide some old Egyptian writing. Everyone is in Egypt right now.

The conflict between Ramses II and the Hittites is shown on the outside wall of the pylon. Everyone who visits Egypt should see the New Kingdom temple, which demonstrates the pharaohs’ might.

Medinet Habu and the Temple of Ramses III:

As you walk from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temples, you’ll pass the Luxor Museum on the corniche. Step carefully into the building. In 1975, a museum was built to hold and protect artifacts from long-gone civilizations. The treasures of Tutankhamun might have been here. Ancient things were kept safe in a building that looked modern. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is very different from the Luxor Museum, where artifacts are shown where they were found.

Karnak Temples history:

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Sacred Lake in Karnak Temple

Since they are everywhere, knowing more about them won’t teach you anything. Three of the largest temples in the world are in Al-Karnak. There is no other temple like it. The name of the complex comes from the name of its oldest and largest religious building. Amun-Re is the oldest and most important temple of Amon. One site is open to all. The Temple of Amenhotep IV was built a long time ago, but like Montu and Mut, it has been destroyed.

Luxor is linked to the gods Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Between the Middle Kingdom and the Ptolemaic dynasties, which lasted about 2,000 years, 30 pharaohs built pyramids, temples, chapels, and other works of art at this site. Even though plans were kept secret, these additions were probably made at that time.

This left us with pylons, obelisks, columns, courtyards, and sacred lakes. The best thing in this universe can be used by anyone. You can walk along a canal to a traditional pier before going into the museum. The museum is right on the Nile. This comes before going to the museum. People will use the lobby.

The dock no longer looks like it did before. Dromos Street, also known as the Avenue of Rams, is the main way into the city (dromos means road). The statues of Amon have been taken care of well. When you go up to one of the temples and look up, you’ll see a huge statue of Ramses II.

East Bank:

The Mummification Museum is on the corniche of Luxor’s East Bank. With the big sign and other features, it’s easy to find. It showed the homes of people, animals, fish, and Nile crocodiles. Ancient Egyptians put a fish inside a mummy so that they could study it for all time. Body out in the open. Masaharta was the High Priest of Amun at Thebes in 1050 BC.

There will be an exhibit of tools that were used to take out organs and drain bodily fluids from dead people. There will be tools for filling salt. This museum is cool, but people who get sick easily shouldn’t go there.

Don’t forget to check out the churches and Coptic basilica. A Muslim saint from the 10th century who was buried near the Luxor Temple may be buried in the El-Mekashkesh Mosque. From the Mediterranean Sea to Luxor, it is more peaceful to travel by felucca. This type of boat includes sailboats made of wood and motorboats used during the day. On their way to Aswan, many cruise ships stop at a Nile landing stage.

Luxor is on the West Bank:

Churches, mosques, and other religious buildings in the West Bank are better. Valley of the Kings, Queens, and Nobles is an example. You should see the tomb of Ramses III, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, the temple of Amenhotep I, and the Colossi of Memnon. They go by their names and The temple is easy to get around because it has a big staircase and a bridge. Rough limestone was used to build this building.

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