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The Ancient City of Thebes

Luxor Governorate, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
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Egypt, the land of the great pyramids and the Pharos who built them. I, like everyone else, have been fascinated with Egypt since my childhood. The stories of the Pharos, their great empire, the temples they built and the tombs that were excavated 2000 years later, all of it made me curious. I had a chance to visit Egypt last month with my family and Luxor, the ancient capital of the Egyptian empire was the highlight of it. It is an open-air museum where every pillar and stone has a story to tell say. There is so much history in every temple in Luxor that it can be overwhelming at times. Nonetheless, it is a trip of a lifetime.
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Hotel Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
A luxury hotel in the heart of the East bank of Luxor.

Points of interest

Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
The 2 statues called the Colossi of Memnon have a rich history connected to them. Ask your guide to the beautiful story behind these statues.
Deir el-Bahari
The temple of Hatshepsut is the main highlight of Luxor.
Tombs of the Nobles
The tombs of the Nobles were as beautifully built as the Pharos's tombs.
Deir el-Medina
A village where workers who built the tombs and temples used to live. Ruins can still be seen.
A huge temple built by Ramses II which has been destroyed during the earthquake. Can still be seen near the valley of the kings.
Medinet Habu
A beautiful temple that is in ruins currently and being restored by archeologists.
Valley of the Queens
Smaller in area than the valley of the kings but has many beautiful tombs.
Valley of the Kings
A huge valley where many of the kings, nobles were buried.
Mummification Museum
The best place to learn about the detailed history and process of mummification.
Luxor Museum
A massive museum which has artifacts from the excavation sites in Luxor.
One of the biggest temples in the world that was built by many rulers of the Egyptian empire.
Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple
A beautiful ancient temple in the heart of the city.

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