Historic city of Luxor is located in the center of the province of Qena, Upper Egypt, the maximum is bounded to the south and north of Esna center
Qus the east the Red Sea to the west by Armant and the limits of the New Valley Governorate. Luxor city dating back to prehistoric times, where it is of the most famous ancient cities in the world and contains many temples and tombs, and the most famous Temple of Luxor and Karnak temples and the largest places of worship in the world.
It contains only one third the effects of the whole world which is thus the greatest open-air museum in the world, filling awe and effects suggestive civilization of old, the Luxor is part of ancient Thebes and the seat of power for 1350 years in a row from 2100 BC to 750 BC At this time, the Egyptians built many works of art architecture and this has turned the city into a city rich in history, dazzling spots relic temples and cemeteries, today you can walk between history and the heads of the gods in the way of rams, between the pillars and lotus flowers and papyrus, and enjoy the short trip Balcarith or in felucca at sunset.
Luxor is part of ancient Thebes, a city with the percent door as said by the great Greek historian Homer because of buildings with large doors. The city has grown through the ages, and impressed by the Arabs and the beauty of Luxor what they have seen many of the palaces.
That impressed the visitor when visiting the city, which are terrible Bmayanha space on the kidney of Nile in the city life in the east where the sun rises and in the city of death in the west where the sun sets in the orbit is not the end, where life lay in peace.
The temples of Karnak:
Found on the east bank of the Nile in the city life, the largest places of war, which was built over the centuries in the West Bank is Memnon statues, graves and valleys of the kings and queens and many temples and tombs of key figures.
It was used for purification. The lake is outside the main hall of the Holy Temple of Luxor, where there is a large statue of a scarab, and this was the statue of King Amenhotep Greeting to.
This is a picture of the Scarab:
Tombs of the valleys of the Kings and Queens:
This is the cemetery, which request the kings and queens of the modern state has ordered these kings and queens to burrow their faces on the rocks of the valley and the cemetery is made up of several rooms and corridors leading to the burial chambers.
This temple was built by the Queen Hatshepsut in order to represent the mysteries of the underworld. Bahari temple is one of the latest effects it is up to the seventh century BC and used by Christians as a place to celebrate. The temple consists of three aisles separated Exotic Street.
It was built specially to King Ramses II and the temple murals representing the Battle of Kadesh.
Temple of Dandara:
This Roman temple is located on the after sixty kilometers north of Luxor, Ptolemy III was first started in the temple and came from several rulers Romanians Ptolemies, containing the temple on your famous Queen Cleopatra and Caesar son of King Julius Caesar, the temple is famous explaining the towers astronomical. For more info click here:
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Temple of Esna:
Located south of Luxor, has a room full of pictures and publications which follow the Roman emperors who came to Egypt and sacrificed to the gods.
Temple of Luxor
Temple of Luxor dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Ra, consisting of his wife’s death and their son Khonsu.
Also named as Aept Ilandz, which means South campus or place your Amun-Ra. We have this place has been associated Temple of Karnak, which is the center of worship of Amun-Ra or Amun Min, Lord of heaven or the Lord of fertility.
The slave in the same temple some other deities such as Hatho and Atom, and the statues were found in the cache pit.
Luxor Temple was built for the worship of Amun-Ra and Mut and Khonsu, the gods, called also the title of Trinity Tibi (Theban Triad), is based on the situation during the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period and the beginning of the modern state.
The most important temple of existing buildings are those built by the kings Amenhotep III – of the Eighteenth Dynasty, and Ramses II – the family of the ninth century.
The destroyed three-cabin which had been constructed before the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and King Tuthmosis III of the Eighteenth Dynasty; then rebuilt in the reign of King Ramses II.
The kings in the later periods by changing some of the wall reliefs, for example, scenes of rejoicing, “Opt” covenant of Tutankhamen and Horemheb; compartment as well as scenes of the sacred complex in the era of Alexander the Great.
The Luxor km from Cairo 620 km south store the ancient Egyptian civilization, in which more than 800 area and the shrine archaeological includes most wonderful thing, and his heirs Egypt’s human heritage, and remained Luxor (Thebes), the capital of Egypt until the beginning of the Sixth Dynasty pharaoh when the capital was moved to Memphis in the north.
The town has its unique character that distinguishes it from all parts of the world, where one of the most important tourist attractions in Egypt, and has more amount of ancient monuments, which is not without a place where the spokesman of the impact of the greatness of the ancient Egyptians thousands of years BC.
The Luxor has a lot of effects, most notably the Temple of Luxor and Karnak Temples and the Museum of the city and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Queens, temples and funerary tombs of nobles and other effects timeless.