Luxor - ancient Thebes. You will see the Colossi of Memnon. Then you will go to the "City of the Dead" where a lot of the tombs. Here you will see the beautiful temple of the most famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Further, you will cross the sacred Nile, you will arrive at the great temple in the world - Karnak!
Luxor (ancient Thebes) - one of the most visited cities in Egypt. It is located on the right bank of the Nile in 670 km from Cairo and 260 km from Hurghada. The bus journey to Luxor will take no more than four hours.
Now it is the largest museum in the world under the open sky. Nile divides the city into two parts: western - the "city of the dead" and the east - the "city of the living." In the "city of the living" are two grand temple - Karnak and Luxor. It's not even the temples , it's temple complex. In the "city of the dead" are located the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Medinat Abu (the temple of Pharaoh Ramses 3), Ramesseum (temple of Pharaoh Ramses 2), the tombs of the nobility ...
All this, of course, to examine in one day is not possible, so you will see the main attractions.
Karnak Temple - the greatest works of ancient Egypt. Therefore, to describe the greatness and beauty is meaningless - you need to see at least once in my life !!! Its dimensions with courtyards, halls, a huge sacred lake are stunning. Even pylons in it 10. It is the world's largest religious complex. It can only be compared with the pyramids of Giza. Construction not ceased for two thousand years - from generation to generation. The chief deity was Amon Ra, who became the chief Egyptian god of Thebes after conversion this city to the capital. Before entrance the temple avenue of sphinxes with rams' heads. The temple was buried under the sand a few hundred years, excavations began only in the 19th century and is still going on.
In "city of the dead", to the west of the ferry from Luxor to the right of the highway, there are two stone figures (20 m) sitting Amenhotep 3 (1390gg - 1352 years BC). The last 3400 years they have stood in the necropolis of Thebes, on the other side of the Nile from Luxor. The weight of each statue is estimated at 700 tons. They silently seated on stone pedestals, before entrance to the magnificent funerary temple built by Amenhotep 3 great.
Valley of the Queens is located to the south-west of the Valley of the Kings. Many queens of the 19th and 20th dynasties and their children are buried there. From 79 tombs, about half of them unidentified.
Temple of Hatshepsut is known worldwide as a terraced temple carved into the rock, it is unique! Hatshepsut - the only one in the history female pharaoh who ruled the country for about 20 years on behalf of his nephew. After the death of Hatshepsut Thutmose 3 became pharaoh finally, and ordered immediately destroy or deface the majority of her images. The temple consists of three outdoor terraces up the slope of the cliff. The temple is decorated with sculptures, reliefs, drawings, talking about the life of the queen. Her temple is also unusual, as she was. Near this temple was erected a huge pylon ... Before the temple was laid out an amazing garden. On each of the terraces has an outdoor courtyard ...
Take with you to the excursion:
passport, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insurance policy.
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Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
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