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Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Luxor Egypt
It's one of the biggest religious buildings in all over the world; it's consisting of three temples dedicated to the Triad of Thebes (an old name for Luxor). The main temple was built for the Master God of Egypt Amon-Ra and the others for his wife Goddess Mut and their son God Khonsou.
Karnak temple started as a little shrine for the local God Amon during the middle kingdom times when Luxor was just an ordinary city but when it was changed to be the capital of Egypt at the beginning of the New Kingdom; its local God Amon was upgraded to be the Master God of Egypt and thus his Karnak temple was expanded and enlarged over 1500 years to be the largest in Egypt.
In karnak temples you are going to see the Hypostyle Hall which is considered the biggest hall of pillars in the world, it was founded by king Ramsses II and his father Seti I, then you will see the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and her father Tutmosis I and also you are going to see the beautiful sacred lake and the great beetle scarab statue which was the symbol of the sun cult.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor 23512 Egypt
Around three K.m to the south of Karnak, Luxor Temple is located. Both were connected to each other by a road flanked by a double line of human headed sphinxes known as Sphinx Avenue and recently the Egyptian department of antiquities is trying to revive this road which is expected to make Luxor as the biggest open museum in the world. Luxor Temple was built by the ancient Egyptian king Amenhoteb III and it was completed by the pharaoh Ramsses II.
This temple is a witness to different eras of the Egyptian history, that while the temple was founded during the ancient Egyptian times. Alexander the great at the beginning of the Greco-roman times in Egypt built inside it a sanctuary in the honor of God Amon-Ra to please the Egyptians. Later during the early Christianity period, a Christian church was founded. Finally a mosque was build on the ruins of the ancient temple. This temple supposed to be fronted by two obelisks built by king Ramsses II, one of them still standing there and the other one was taken to adorn Concorde square in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor City, Luxor 85511 Egypt
In the valley of the kings there are more than 70 tombs cut in the bottom of the mountain belonging to the famous kings of Ancient Egypt during the new kingdom period such as Ramsses II, King Merenptah, King Tutmosis 1, king Tutmosis III and the King Tut Ankh Amon. Here in the Valley of the Kings you will be amazed by the stunning colored paintings which still remaining up to moment. The workers used some primitive tools to achieve great tombs to their kings which still stand as witness to the ancient Egyptian civilization
In the valley of the kings you will be able to visit three tombs (will be recommended by the tour guide)
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Kings Valley Rd Deir el-Bahari, Luxor 23512 Egypt
Queen Hatshepsut was the most popular lady who ruled Egypt during the ancient Egyptian periods and in order to commemorate here memory forever; she decided to build her mortuary temple with a unique style in three terraces each one over the other and she called it holly of the hollies. The temple is partially cut into the mountain and facing the valley of the River Nile.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Luxor Egypt
In the midst of the green lands you are going to see huge couple of statues remaining from the mortuary temple of king Amenhotep III. Each one of the statues representing the Egyptian pharaoh setting on the throne of Egypt. The two colossi were flanking the entrance gate of his temple which completely ruined and the excavations still going on to discover some other things thought to be under the ground.
Duration: 20 minutes