Luxor - Egypt 5 galleries
Images in this photo gallery are of the Colossi of Memnon, which depict the Pharaoh Amenhotep III seated and are in Theban necropolis. In the west bank across Nile River opposite Luxor, the statues are over 3400 years old and reach a towering 18 meters (approx. 60 feet) in height.
Images in this photo gallery are from the Karnak religious complex at Luxor ancient Thebes. In the complex's heart is the Great Temple of Amun. This spectacular vast complex (247 acres) which was built and enlarged by many Pharaohs’ trying to outdo each other over 1500 years (beginning from the 11th - Dynasty) has an avenue of sphinxes at its entrance and inside has many temples, obelisks, pylons, enormous sculptures, colonnaded courtyards and sacred lake. The highlight would have to be the awe-inspiring Hypostyle Hall which covers 6000 square metres and has a remarkable forest of 134 colossal stone pillars. It is still the largest room in any religious building in the world.
The Karnak religious complex is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site as part of the Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis listing
Images in this photo gallery are from the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut on the west bank of the River Nile just across from Luxor ancient Thebes. Queen Hatshepsut was one of only a few women ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh and was ruler during the 18th Dynasty- 14th century BC.
The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site as part of the Ancient Thebes, with its Necropolis listing.
Images in this photo gallery are from the Temple of Luxor on the banks of the river Nile in the centre of the city of Luxor ancient Thebes. Dedicated to Amum, the Temple, a graceful example of Pharaonic Temple architecture, largely built during the reign of Pharaoh Amenophis III, though with later additions from the time of Ramses II during the 19th Dynasty.
The Luxor Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site as part of the Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis listing.
Images in this photo gallery are from the Valley of the Kings and the Artisan Village at Deir el-Medina. These sights are on the west bank of the River Nile just across from Luxor ancient Thebes.