Habu Temple

One of the most impressive temples in Egypt, Medinet Habu is both a temple complex and a complex of temples, for the great estate encompasses the main temple of Ramesses III and several smaller structures from earlier and later periods. The main temple itself is the best preserved of all the mortuary temples of Thebes […]

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Karnak Temples Complex

Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. The largest temple complex ever built by man, it represents the combined achievement of generations of ancient builders and covers a truly massive area. Approximately 3 km (1.75 miles) north of the modern city of Luxor, Karnak requires half a day just to […]

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Ancient City of Thebes

Thebes, the great capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom, was a crowded city stretching along the Nile’s eastern bank, in the area extending between the present little town of Luxor and its suburb Karnak, about 500 kilometers south of Cairo. The ancient Egyptians called the city Waset “the city of the scepter” capital of […]

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Deir El Medina Tombs

Settlement site on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor situated in a bay in the cliffs midway between the Ramesseum and Medinet Habu. The village of Deir El-Medina was inhabited by the workmen who built the royal tombs in the VALLEY OF THE KINGS between the early 18th Dynasty and the late Ramesside […]

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Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens is the southernmost of the Theban necropolises and is the place where, starting from the Eighteenth Dynasty (about the sixteenth century BC), the first princes and princesses of the royal blood were interred together with personages living in the court circles and, subsequently, starting from the times of Ramesses II, […]

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