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Sights & Landmarks In Luxor

Luxor, West Bank

  • the Colossi of Memnonfree admission, view from the roadside

Medinet Habu

  • Medinet Habu (the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III), admission LE 20 – theMortuary Temple of Ramesses III

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Queens

  • the Tomb of Nefertari
  • the Tomb of Amunhirkhepeshef

Deir el Medineh

admission LE25

  • the Workmens’ Village
    • the Tomb of Inherka
    • the Tomb of Senedjem
    • the Tomb of Peshedu
  • the Ptolemaic Temple

Gurna

  • The Ramesseum is the popular name for Ramesses II’s Mortuary Temple (the Great). The Ramesseum site features the toppled huge pharaoh statue that inspired Shelley’s sonnetOzymandias, which is currently the center of a significant repair operation. The monument, which was originally 17 meters (69 feet) tall, weighs over 1000 tons and was brought from Aswan in a one block. The temple’s pylons survive pictures of the famous Battle of Qadesh, fought by Egyptian troops led by Ramesses II against the Hittite Empire, with Qadesh, located in central Syria, serving as the disputed border between the two major ancient empires. The Second Court has a portico fronted by enormous sculptures of Ramesses II in the figure of Osiris, the god of the underworld, behind the pylons, where tourists currently enter the temple. The temple’s center is occupied by a hypostyle hall with a well-preserved and painted ceiling. The stone temple structures are encircled by the ruins of a mud-brick royal residence and storage magazines.
  • the Mortuary Temple of Merneptah,admission LE 10 – The mortuary temple of Merneptah (the 13th son and ultimate heir to the long-lived Ramesses II) was re-opened in 2002 as a new attraction after a Swiss archaeological team carefully and effectively rebuilt the temple foundations and lower courses. (The temple was initially excavated in 1904 by the great English Egyptologist Sir Flinders Petrie, who discovered the so-called Israel Stela, which has the oldest known reference to Israel in ancient texts and is currently housed in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum.) Despite lacking the written wall reliefs and towering columns seen in many Egyptian temples, the Merneptah temple today presents an unrivaled sense of a 19th dynasty funeral temple with numerous noteworthy architectural elements. A modest partly-subterranean museum is also on site, displaying many of the spectacular painted reliefs and sculpture (many of which Merneptah stole from the neighboring Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III). Despite being overlooked by many tourists to the West Bank, the site and museum are well worth a visit.
  • the Tombs of Nobles in Qurna / Gurna (Sheikh Abd el-Gurna)
    • the Tombs of Khonsu, Userhat and Benia
    • the Tombs of Menna and Nakht
    • the Tombs of Ramose, Userhat and Khaemhat
    • the Tombs of Sennefer and Rekhmire
    • the Tombs of Neferenpet, Thutmose and Neferskheru
  • Gurna Discovery

Asasif

  • the Asasif Tombs

Deir el-Bahari

  • Deir el-Bahariadmission LE 30, 15 (student) –
    • the Temple of Hatshepsut –
    • the Temple of Montuhotep II –

Dra Abu el-Naga

  • the Mortuary Temple of Seti I
  • Carter’s House – this lonely, domed dwelling on the hill above the crossroads where the main road to the Valley of the Kings meets the route to the Temple of Seti I – depicts Howard Carter’s home during the years he spent looking for Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Luxor, East Bank

  • Temple of Luxor.Open daily May–September 6AM – 8PM, October–April 6AM-9PM. As it stands now, Amenhotep III and Ramesses II the Great were mostly responsible (whose colossi and obelisk stand at the entrance). Additionally, the little “hanging” Mosque of Abu al-Haggag is visible, its location reflecting the ground level that had grown up prior to the temple precinct’s excavation. Admission LE 50, students LE 25.
  • Temple of Karnak. Open daily May–September 6AM-6PM, October–April 6AM-5PM. Another big temple complex. Entrance LE 65, LE 35 (student).
  • Karnak Open Air Museum. Open 6AM – 5:30PM daily. A branch of the Karnak temple complex, accessible immediately before the Second Pylon on the left, with an incredible assortment of statues and rebuilt temple buildings. This is not to be missed! A ticket must be purchased at the Karnak ticket office. LE 15 LE 10 (student).

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