The Nile Valley and Luxor Sights

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The Theban Necropolis 18

Luxor 4

Abydos 2

Edfu 1

Esna 1

al-Kab 1

Tuna al-Gebel 1

Al-Ashmunayn (Hermopolis) 1

Tel el Amarna 1

Beni Hasan 1

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Temple of Ramses II

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Some 300 yards northwest of the Seti I temple lies the Temple of Ramses II (1290–1224 BC). Its roof and most of the upper portions...

Temple of Seti I

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This low-lying temple (1306–1290 BC), modestly stretching across the desert nestled amid a group of shops and houses, is one of the...

Temple of Seti I

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Seti I's 19th-Dynasty temple is the northernmost of the New Kingdom mortuary temples. Son of Ramses I and father of Ramses II, Seti I...

The Ramesseum

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The mortuary temple of Ramses II (19th Dynasty) is one of the many monuments built by the king who so prolifically used architecture...

Tuna al-Gebel

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Tuna al-Gebel was the necropolis of Hermopolis—a large and scattered site, its focal point being a cluster of Greco-Roman tombs. These...

Valley of the Kings

  • Cemetery

While there's no experience quite like standing in the burial chamber of Egypt's short-lived "Boy King," the grave of Tutanhkamun is...

Valley of the Queens

  • Cemetery

The Valley of the Queens was also known as Ta Set Neferu, the Place of the Beautiful Ones. Although some 17th- and 18th-Dynasty members...

Valleys of the Nobles

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The Valleys of the Nobles are divided into several necropolises distributed over the West Bank at Luxor. More than 1,000 private tombs...

al-Ashmunayn (Hermopolis)

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The site features a late-Roman basilica, the only surviving large building of its kind in Egypt, as well as a giant statue (one of a...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Al-Kab, on the East Bank of the Nile, is the site of an impressive though imperfectly preserved town, temple area, and tombs. The site...


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