Luxor / Thebes (cmrs)

Avenue of the Sphinxes
Avenue of the Sphinxes
Tourist Source
Tourist Source
Avenue of the Sphinxes
Avenue of the Sphinxes
Crossing the Nile
Crossing the Nile
Looks dangerous to me, from the boat
Dangerous Work
A town on the western bank of the Nile
Western Bank
      
Deir el-Bahri and the Temple of Hatshepsut
Deir el-Bahri
Ram Statues at Karnak
Temple of Karnak
Temple of Luxor
Temple of Luxor
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings

 

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Luxor / Thebes was the capital of the New Kingdom (1579 - 1070 BC).  Amun-Ra, a local god, became the most important god in the Egyptian pantheon.  Two important temple complexes were built on the east bank of the Nile, Karnak and Luxor.  Both were constructed over an extensive time with various pharaohs adding embellishment.  Various necropolis complexes were established on the west bank of the Nile including the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens and Deir al-Bahari(Temple of Hatshepsut).

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