These two badly eroded statues of the Pharaoh Amenophis II, in a field on the main road leading from the ferry landing towards the Theban hills, are all that...more
The artists and artisans who built the Theban tombs lived in this village on the path between Hatshepsut's Temple and the Valley of the Queens. You can visit...more
If you have a free day and are not already booked on a Nile cruise, consider a day trip by boat to Dendera Temple, a Greco-Roman complex dedicated to the...more
It's worth the $125 charge and pre-dawn wake-up call to float above the west bank and experience a bird's eye view of the famous temples and sugarcane fields...more
While it's much smaller than the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Luxor's version contains ancient masterpieces including a beautiful gold Hathor cow's head sculpture,...more
This 3,300-year-old temple is downtown Luxor's greatest reminder that this sleepy town was once a mighty metropolis called Thebes. What's more, the fact that a...more
The sheer size of Karnak Temple and the exhausting descent into the royal tombs leave tour groups with no time or energy to explore Madinat Habu, even though it...more
This haunting museum opened in 1997, north of the Luxor Temple, and replicates the sepulchral atmosphere of an underground tomb while providing a detailed...more
Most tourists tend to leave the Ramesseum—built by Ramses II as his mortuary temple near the shores of the west bank—until last, and often they have...more
Featured on every guided tour, this huge temple—three terraces of colonnades climbing steplike up the base of a towering cliff—was heavily restored...more
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