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Top 2 Attractions in Luxor

Popular Luxor sights and tourist spots

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    The exterior of the Karnak Temple in Luxor.
    The religious complex of Karnak - called Karnak Temple or simply Karnak - comprises a vast complex of temple ruins, chapels, pylons, and other buildings located north of Thebes, now the city of Luxor, in Egypt, on the east bank of the Nile. The Karnak complex, rebuilt and developed over more than 2,000 years by successive pharaohs from Sesostris I to the Middle Kingdom to the Ptolemaic period, covers more than two square kilometers and consists of three enclosures. It is the largest religious complex in antiquity. It was the most important temple of Dynasty 18 and was dedicated to the Theban Triad headed by the god Amen-Ra ...

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    The interior of the tomb of Ramses V and VI.
    The Valley of the Kings is a region of Egypt located on the western bank of the Nile near Thebes (now Luxor). The valley is formed by a fault in the Libyan chain that leads into the Nile Valley. Its Arabic name (وادي بيبان الملوك / wādī bībān al-mulūk) means 'valley of the two gates of the kings', referring to the gates that once closed the tombs. The Valley of the Kings is known to contain the hypogeums of many New Kingdom pharaohs, but it also contains the tombs of some of the pharaohs' wives and children, as well as those of nobles whose valor the pharaohs wanted to reward ...

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