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Private Tour: Luxor Temple Visit
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor and then be driven through the city to enjoy the real life of Luxorians after that you will be taken to the great temple of Amonhotep III. The temples history will be discussed starting by the great Paylon passing through the open courtyard to the 14 columns colonnade. You will also hear about opet's festival courtyard and enjoy what is left from the Roman temple ending our tour by visiting the shrine which erected by Alexander the great. You will then have free time to take photos befo"""A private tour to visit the second famous temple in Luxor Luxor Temple. The temple tells the history of the ancient Egyptian religion."title=Highlights&1=Private+tour+is+operated+with+just+your+party+and+a+guide%2Fdriver&2=Led+by+a+qualified+Egyptologist&3=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&4=All+entrance+fees+included
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Private Guided Tour to East Bank Including Karnak and Luxor Temples
"In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in central Luxor or harbor by an air-conditioned vehicle for a full guided trip of about 4 hours. First you will be transported to Karnak in the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak Temple consists of many templ which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra Mut and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor travelers. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the ancie transport by air-conditioned vehicle all entrance fees for the mentioned sites hotel pick up and drop off and excludes any extra not mentioned ."
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Discover Luxor: Half Day Tour Karnack And Luxor Temples
"Be picked up from your hotel and then visit The Temples of Karnack the biggest temple complex in the world covering an area of 100 hectares. On entering the Temples you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex grew even larger. The deeper you go into the complex the further back in time you will travel with the oldest ruins dating back over 3000 years. Then visit the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 102 meters wide and 53 meters long and 134 columns towering above
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The Pylons

The large pylon front, a kind of triumphal entrance, is about 64 m across. Two granite colossi of Ramses II on a throne (about 15 m high) frame the entrance. Originally four standing statues of Ramses II also were placed in front of the pylon. In addition, an 23 m obelisk stands at the ceremonial entrance.This obelisk's twin is in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The pylon has four vertical indentations for the placement of flagstaffs. Inscriptions on the pylon cite Ramses II as the builder of the temple, even though he is only responsible for the pylon and the first courtyard. Bas-reliefs on the front depict scenes of military campaigns, specifically Ramses' battles with the Hittites in the fifth year of his reign.

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Jun 13, 2004

Luxor temple

This temple was dedicated to the thebes triad: Amon (king of Gods), Mut (his wife) and Khnum (their son, the moon God).

The temple has a more unified plan than some Egyptian temples because it was essentially the work of only three pharaohs: Amenophis III, Tutankhamen, and Ramses II. Each new addition was situated in front of the older section. It has the typical Egyptian temple features: an entrance pylon, courtyards with porticoes, a hypostyle hall and at the end of the longitudinal axis, a sacred area, with the sanctuary, a birth house, and other small rooms, not accessible to the ancient public. In ancient times a 3,5 kilometers long avenue of sphinxes connected the two temples; originally these sphinxes had ram heads (Amon's symbol) but they were replaced with human-headed sphinxes in the 30th Dynasty.

The temple is about 250 m long and about 65 m height.

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Jun 13, 2004

Mosque of Abu al-Haggag

The people of Luxor wanted the mosque to be left intact when the archaeologists cleared the village. The mosque still plays a large part in the local life and maintains its tradition of worship as it has done for 3,000 years.

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May 25, 2004

Colossi of Ramses

The temple is guarded by the colossi of Ramses. Originally there were 6 statues of Ramses II here, four seated and two standing, along with two obelisks.
Two statues and one obelisk were removed, the latter now standing in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

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May 25, 2004
 
 
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Luxor temple

Luxor temple is quite well preserved having been covered in sand with the village of Luxor built on top of it. The temple excavations began in 1885 when the removal of the sand and village revealed the hidden temple.

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May 25, 2004

Avenue of Sphinxes

Luxor temple is approached by an avenue of sphinxes which originally linked the temple of Luxor to that at Karnak two miles to the north.
Although not complete now, you can still glimpse part of the avenue between the modern buildings of todays Luxor.

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May 25, 2004

Luxor Temple- the centre of ancient Thebes

The temple at Luxor was once the centre of the capital of ancient Thebes, which covered all of what is now Luxor and Karnak..
It was built between 1390-1352 B.C. by Amenhotep III, the 18th Dynasty “sun king”.
He built a bigger temple on the west bank of the Nile but all that remains of that temple are the two colossal guardians known as the colossi of Memnon.

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May 25, 2004

Luxor Temple Part 2

The Luxor temple is 20 Egyptian pounds to enter... that is about 3.50 US, but don't think of this as an entrance fee, but rather an investment in preserving the heritage of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

Enjoy... and just think, even if you do not like it... McDonald's is right around the corner!

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May 23, 2004
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"We are going to Luxor...."
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"One week in Luxor"
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"Two-Thirds of Egypt's Ruins are Here"
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"L U X O R"
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A wonderful guide to the history of the world

Even on the 8th day of our trip to Egypt, one of the things I was truly amazed at is the craft done by people over 5000 years ago. It is unimaginable to think about how long it took the Egyptians to build all of this, but the Luxor Temple and its connection to the Temple at Karnak is truly amazing. 2.5 miles seperates the two, but they are linked together by a row of ram guardian.

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May 23, 2004

Luxor temple

Louxor temple was our first destination while arrived in Egypt. By sunset/ nightfall, the temple is just amazing, with its Avenue of Sphinxes connecting to Karnak temple, three statues of Ramses II standing right in front of the entrance, the obelisk pair of the one in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.
Here's me & my best friend, Daria.

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Apr 16, 2004

Luxor Temple

The entrance is the pylon of Ramesses II which is flanked by two seated statues of the king, obelisk and one standing statue. The western obelisk has stood in the Concorde Square in Paris since 1836, when Mohamed Ali granted it to French after they granted him Clock Tower in Alabaster Mosque in Cairo.

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Apr 01, 2004

Luxor Temple

The Luxor temple is also called “South Harem of Amon” by the Egyptians and was almost entirely built by Amenophis III, enlarged by Thutmosis III and finished by Ramses II. In front of the entrance (the Great Pylon of Ramses II ) are two seated colossi of Ramses II with the remains of 4 standing ones. This temple is a site where 3 civilizations and religions meet, the Egyptian, the Roman and the Islamic one. There is a Muslim church incorporated into the walls of the temple since it was built at times when the rest of the temple was covered by sand and people couldn’t have guessed its existance. There is also a part of the temple built by Alexander the Great and encapsulating the Roman times.

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Mar 01, 2004

Things to Do Near Luxor Temple

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Karnak Temple

One famous aspect of Karnak is the Hypostyle Hall in the Precinct of Amun-Re, a hall area of 50,000 sq ft (5,000 m2) with 134 massive columns arranged in 16 rows. 122 of these columns are 10 meters...
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Temple of Hatshepsut

Located beneath massive cliffs near the west bank of the Nile, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as Deir el Bahri, is dedicated to Amon-Ra, the sun god. Hatshepsut, meaning 'foremost...
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Deir el Medina

The workers that built the great tombs of the Pharaohs lived in a village not far from the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Many tombs have been discovered here. The workers tombs at Deir...
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Valley of the Kings

This is the pharaoh's were buried in hopes they would return to their Gods in the afterlife. King Tutankhamen tomb was found here in the 1920's almost untouched. We had gone early in the...
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Colossi of Memnon

These two statues once stood at the entrance gate of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, though very little of the temple behind them remains today. They were carved from two massive granite blocks,...
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The Souks or Market

the sights, the sounds, the smell, the haggling among buyers and seller...you'll be right in the front row seat watching all these happenings when you get to the inner portion of the market. go...go...
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