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In the morning will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor and transfer to the west bank where you will visit the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Hatshepsut and colossi of Memnon. Luxor, Luxor Day Tour, Luxor west bank, kings valley.
After your breakfast, our Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to start your adventure on the west bank of Luxor “land of death’.
In 1979 UNESCO designated the valley of the kings a part of the World Heritage site of ancient Thebes, includes Luxor, the Valley of the Queens, and complex of Karnak.
The site of royal burials since around 2100 BC, the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC) who chose this isolated valley to make them tombs.
One of the reasons they choose this valley in the west bank of Luxor ” the pyramid-shaped mountain”, in the center of the mountain of the west bank, so they will not waste time or spend money to build a pyramid.
The Valley of the Kings has 64 tombs, Just 24 Royal Tombs.
Then we move on to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Hatshepsut The Woman Who Was Pharaoh, She was the daughter of Thutmosis I.
She ruled Egypt for about 23 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately 1490-1469 B.C).
She built a very beautiful temple on the west bank of Luxor by limestone and dedicated it to the God Amoun-Ra.
The temple three floors, the third floor carved on the mountain as a holly of hollies of Amoun-Ra.
Then we will stop to visit colossi of Memnon.
Two massive statues of quartzite sandstone represent the king Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt during the 18th Dynasty.
The statues high about 15 m.
The Colossi was at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple which was destroyed by an earthquake in ancient time
Continue driving to the east bank of Luxor to visit Karnak Temples.
The ancient Egyptian name of the temple was Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptian, over 2,000 years to build the complex of Karnak from the middle kingdom to Greek-Roman period.
It is the largest religious center ever built, about 200 acres (1.5 km by 0.8 km), and was a place of pilgrimage for nearly 2,000 years, dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
The Hypostyle Hall, one of the most interesting things we will visit about 54,000 square feet continue 134 columns, is still the largest room of any religious building in the world.
After finish the tour in Karnak we will drive to Temple of Luxor.
The temple built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) 18th Dynasty and Ramesses II ( 1279-13 BC) 19th Dynasty.
Was Covered by sand until the 1880s but after restored the temple, the Pylon measuring 24 meters high and 65 meters wide, the scene on the pylon Represents the glory of Ramesses at the battle of Kadesh.
Also, two massive seated statues of Rameses II guard the huge gateway and are flanked by four standing statues of the king.
The avenue of Sphinxes:
In the front of the temple thousands of sphinx of human-headed and lion body about ( 3 KM), the made it between the complex of Karnak an the temple of Luxor.
This avenue built for the ” Opet festival” when Amun and Mut visited the temple of Karnak in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. At Luxor temple, Amun has magically transformed into Min the god of fertility.
Later you will be driven Back to your hotel in Luxor.
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