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For centuries Egypt has had a magical attraction for visitors from all over the world.

Egypt, the land of the pharaohs, is a place of wisdom, atmosphere and charm that cannot be compared to anything else.

For thousands of years, Egypt has been on the crossroads of different cultures and its ancient culture was a major influence on the early development of several religions and ways of life.

In Luxor (called Thebes in ancient times) and the surrounding area we find many of the highpoints of classical civilization:

In Luxor – West Bank:

  • Colossus of Memnon
  • Valley of the Kings, 65 graves, the most well known being that of Tutankhamen
  • Valley of the Queens, 75 graves, including that of Nephertari
  • Graves of the nobles
  • Medinet Habu, the tomb of Ramses II
  • Ramesseum, temple dedicated to Amon and Ramses II
  • Temple van Hatjepsut, the only ever female pharoah
  • Tomb of Seti I

In Luxor - East Bank:

  • Luxor Temple
  • Temple of Karnak, the largest temple complex in Egypt
  • Museum of Luxor with an introduction to and an overview of the history and artifacts of Thebes
  • The museum of mummification

Aswan (210 km)

  • Philae-temple, Greek-Roman temple of Isis
  • Temple of Abu Simbel, famous majestic temple of Ramses II
  • Nubic museum, history, art and culture of Nubis

Other places of interest

  • Abydos (160 km):Temple of Seti I, cult location of Senmut
  • Dendera (60 km): Temple of the goddess Hathor
  • Edfu (100 km): Temple of Horus, best preserved temple of Egypte
  • Esna (60 km): Greek-Roman temple of Khnum
  • Kom Ombo (60 km): Temple of Kom Ombo, cult location of Horus and Sobek

There is an enormous amount of literature written about these treasures (eg. The travel guides from Dominicus, Lonely Planet).