Luxor Travel Guide
Until the beginning of the 19th Century LUXOR (al-Uqsur the Palaces) was a small undistinguished provincial village in the province of Qena. Its fame for Muslims derived from the grave of Abu E1-Hajjaj, a 12C shaykh, whose tomb was and is still the object of reverence .
This beautiful temple was built on the east bank of the Nile by Amenhotep" III, he ruled Egypt during the 18th dynasty. " Luxor temple lies in the center of the modern town on the east bank of the Nile. The ancient Egyptian name of the temple was "ipety_resty", which means "southern chapel".
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Queens
Temple of Hatshepsut
Colossi of Memnon
It is the most famous Mortuary Temple of Rameses III (20th Dynasty, 1184-1153 BC) in Luxor, one of the best-preserved New Kingdom temples. It was called the "Mound of Djeme," and was first the site of an 18th Dynasty when Hatshepsut and Tuthmose III dedicated a Temple to Amun.