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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
Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

If for whatever reason you’re only able to do one thing in Luxor, make sure it is the Temple of Luxor! The Temple of Luxor is a vast and sprawling complex and a fine example of Egypt’s ongoing history. Construction is believed to have commenced under Amenhotep III during the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egyptian(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 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
Interesting Facts about the Valley of the Kings

Interesting Facts about the Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings, sits just west of the Nile River in Upper Egypt. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and is the burial site of almost all the pharaohs of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE). Nestled(…)

Published On: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013