All Luxor Tours & Balloon Includes 5-Star Hotel
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3 days tour to see the best ancient monuments of the East and West Bank in Luxor. These monuments include Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), the Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III), Tombs of the Nobles (Valley of the Nobles), the Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Museum, Karnak and Luxor Temples.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: All Luxor Tours & Balloon Includes 5-Star Hotel
Day 1: Luxor & Visit Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon (L)
Pick up from your hotel in Luxor.
The Valley of the Kings, also known as “The Valley of the Kings”, is a valley in Egypt that was used for 500 years during the period between the sixteenth and eleventh centuries BC to construct tombs for the pharaohs and nobles of the modern state extending during the eighteenth dynasties to the twentieth dynasty in ancient Egypt. The valley on the west bank of the Nile River facing Thebes (Luxor now) in the heart of the ancient funerary city of Thebes. The Valley of the Kings is divided into two valleys; The Eastern Valley (where most of the royal tombs are located) and the Western Valley. With the discovery of the last burial chamber in 2006, known as (Cemetery 63) in addition to the discovery of two other entrances to the same chamber during 2008, the number of graves discovered so far has reached 63 graves of varying sizes.
The Temple of Hatshepsut or the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut is a temple from the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, and the best remaining temples were built about 3500 years ago in Deir el-Bahari, Egypt. It was built by Queen Hatshepsut on the west bank of the Nile opposite Thebes (the capital of ancient Egypt and the seat of the Amun worship) (Luxor today). The Temple of Hatshepsut is distinguished by its unique architectural design, in comparison to the Egyptian temples that were built on the eastern bank of the Nile at Thebes. The temple consists of three successive floors with open terraces. The temple was built of limestone, and in front of the second-floor columns were erected limestone statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut.
The two identical statues depict Amenhotep III (who lived in the fourteenth century B.C.) seated, hands spread on his knees and looking toward the east (in fact toward the southeast in modern directions) toward the river. Two short figures are carved on the front of the throne, along with his legs: his wife Tiye and his mother Death M and Ya. The side panels depict the Nile god Habi. The statues were made of quartzite sandstone blocks that were quarried from Jabal al-Ahmar (near present-day Cairo) and transported 675 km (420 mi) overland to Thebes (Luxor). It is believed that the stones were so heavy that they could not be transported upstream of the Nile. The blocks that Roman engineers later used to reconstruct the northern statue may have come from Edfu (north of Aswan). Including the stone platforms they were standing on – about 4 meters (13 feet) high – each statue is 18 meters (60 feet) high and each weighs 720 tons. They are about 15 meters (50 feet) apart.
🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight 5-Star Hotel in Luxor.
Day 2: Hot Air Balloon & Temple Of Karnak & Luxor Temple & Luxor Sound & Light Show (B, L)
Hot Air Balloon Trip in the morning.
The Luxor Temple is a large complex of ancient Egyptian temples located on the eastern bank of the Nile River in the city of Luxor today known as (ancient Thebes). Founded in 1400 BC. The Luxor Temple was built to worship Amun-Ra, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. They are the gods, which are also called the Theban Triad (Theban Triad). Luxor Temple was built during the reign of the kings of the Eighteenth Dynasty and the Nineteenth Dynasty. The most important buildings in the temple area those that were built by Kings Amenhotep III (1397-1360 BC) and Ramses II (1290-1223 BC) (who added to the temple the open courtyard, the edifice, and the obelisks). King Thutmose III (1490-1436 BC) also resided.
Karnak or the Karnak Temple Complex, which is known as the Karnak Temple, is a group of temples, buildings, and columns, where the expansion and construction processes continued since the Pharaonic era, specifically the Kings of the Middle Kingdom, until the Roman era in Luxor in Egypt on the eastern coast. The temple was built for the divine triad Amun (Amun Ra in the modern era), his wife the goddess Mut and their son the god Khonsu; And each of them has a temple belonging to the Karnak Temples Complex. Sometimes tourists and non-specialists only mean Karnak Temple, the temple belongs to Amun Amun-Ra.
The Karnak Temple is one of the distinctive signs of Luxor in Egypt, where each successive king tried to make his temple the most wonderful. To distinguish it from its predecessor, that is why the temples of Karnak turned into a complete guide and collection showing the stages of development of ancient Egyptian art and distinctive Pharaonic architecture. Karnak Temple: The Drum or the First Temple Court. Color lithograph of Karnak, drawn in 1838 and published between 1846 and 1849. The Great Temple of Karnak features charming sound and light shows that take place every evening, which are a great way to discover Karnak. The distance between Luxor and Karnak is 3 kilometers, interspersed on both sides of the road are a large number of small sphinxes, or what is known as the Rams Road. The Karnak Temple is the largest house of worship walled on Earth.
🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight 5-Star Hotel in Luxor.
Day 3: Temple Of Madinat Habu & Ramesseum Temple & Mummification Museum & Luxor Museum (B, L)
Medinet Habu is an archaeological area located south of the Theban Cemetery, on the west bank of the Nile, that includes many important monuments. The most important of its relics is the Temple of Ramses III, which is considered one of the greatest temples of the Twentieth Dynasty. The vicinity of Medinet Habu abounds with many edifices, but the most famous of them and the most enjoyable to study is the funerary temple of Ramses III. It is also one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, and it was known in ancient Egypt as the palace of “Millions of Years of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt” and “The Secret of Maat-Ra Merry Amun” in the Rehab of Amun, west of Thebes. The Habu region has a special sanctity for the ancient Egyptians because they believe that the eight creation deities according to the Ashmunin doctrine had landed here in this area where the temple is. This temple is called in the ancient Egyptian language the name “Hat Khanmat Hah.
The Ramesseum Temple is one of the funerary temples that were built for the dead in ancient Egypt. It was built by King Ramses II and it is the most king for whom temples were built. The temple includes huge statues of King Ramses II, and an important aspect of the inscriptions that tell the nature of life in that period, and the pictures and inscriptions decorating the temple wall record the facts of the famous Battle of Kadesh, in which King Ramses II won over the Hittites and how he planned the war. The temple is also known as the palace of millions of years, and the Greek historian Riorus mistakenly called it the tomb of “or simandias,” which is a false Greek interpretation of the ancient name Ramesses II. The temple is considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, as it consists of the remains of broken Osirian roads and columns and a huge edifice that has collapsed in half, and its ceilings appear to have been made of bricks.
The Museum of Mummification in Luxor is located on the Nile Corniche north of the Luxor Temple, and this museum aims to highlight the techniques of the ancient Pharaonic mummification technique that the ancient Egyptians applied to many creatures, not only to humans, as mummies of cats, fish and crocodiles are displayed in this unique museum, and we can also learn the means That was used in that process. The Mummification Museum exhibits are structured around 11 main topics: The gods of ancient Egypt Embalming material Organic matter Embalming fluids Means used in the mummification process Canopic vessels for preserving the internal organs of the deceased, and they took the form of the four sons of Horus, namely, “Imst”, “Habi”, “Duamotv” and “Qebh Snuff” Ashby Mascots Coffin of Badi Amun Masharti mummy (the son of King Ba Najm I, who was the chief of the priests of Amun and commander of the army) and it is the only human mummy in the museum. Stuffed animals.
Luxor Museum is located on the Nile Corniche in the center of Luxor, southern Egypt, which was known in the past as Thebes. Among the museum’s most impressive exhibits today is a collection of artifacts that were within the tomb of King Tutankhamun, as well as statues representing the New Kingdom era that were found hidden near the Luxor Temple in 1989 AD. You will also find the royal mummies of the Pharaohs Ahmose I and Ramses the First, as they were added to the museum’s holdings in March 2004. As part of the renovations in the museum, which included a visitors’ center, and a large exhibition of restoration of the walls of the Akhenaten temple in Karnak, was added.
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