The tombs of the pharoahs' queens, daughters and princes were dug into the rock of a small but beautiful valley west of Deir Al Medina. The most famous, that of...more
Off the package-tour trail, this small necropolis deserves a visit if only to interact with the local watchmen who use broken mirrors to direct the sun's rays...more
These tombs tucked into the canyons of the west bank open at 6 am, which is a fine time to arrive, as the crowds and the oppressive heat (even in winter) only...more
Far larger than Luxor Temple, this vast complex of stone sanctuaries, obelisks, sphinxes, and hefty pharaonic statues took more than 1,300 years to build,...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
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
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
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 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
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
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