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Valley of the Queens (Biban Al-Harim)

Valley of the Queens (Biban Al-Harim)

Valley of the Queens (Biban Al-Harim) is a deserted cemetery located at the southern part of the vast necropolis of Thebes in Egypt. Valley of the Queens is situated in Luxor, on the west bank of the river Nile. The Valley of the Queens (Biban Al-Harim), Egypt, contains about 70 tombs. The tombs are mainly(…)

Published On: Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Ramesseum

Ramesseum

Though it lies in ruins, the Ramesseum is a magnificent example of the scale, not to mention the flamboyance, of the power and awe that some of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs commanded. What is seen today are the remains of one of several monuments that Pharaoh Ramses II commissioned over the course of his 67-year reign.(…)

Published On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art

Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art

While it may not compare to the large collection at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art still boasts an impressive collection of artifacts dating from the Predynastic Period through to the Islamic era. Highlights include objects from Tutankhamun’s tomb such as furniture and jewellery. There’s also a reconstructed wall(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Temple of Hathor

Temple of Hathor

  The Temple of Hathor is located in the village of Dendera, some 40 miles north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. Though its architecture is typical of other temples from the Graeco-Roman Period, it’s one of the best preserved of these remaining temples due to its late construction. The temple is(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Temple of Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut celebrates the life of a woman that Egyptologists hail as the first female pharoah. Her temple, known as Djeser-Djeseru (Splendor of Splendors), sits at the heart of the Deir el-Bahri (Northern Monastery) complex of mortuary temples and tombs. Located along the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor or(…)

Published On: Monday, August 19th, 2013