The Wonders Of Luxor Egypt
Luxor means in Arabic “ The Palaces ” and during ancient times used to be known as “ The megacity of Hundred Doors “. It’s considered by numerous to be the globe’s topmost open-air gallery for the fact that on an area of 417 sq km( 161 sq mi) lies some of the most majestic tabernacles similar as the Valley of the king, the Karnak tabernacle, Queen Hatshepsut tabernacle, Luxor tabernacle that holds some of the most extraordinary remains and vestiges.
What is The Location of Luxor?
Luxor is located in the south of Upper Egypt, on the east bank of the Nile River, and part of the ancient megacity of Thebes. Luxor was considered to be a veritably important megacity in Egypt’s old area and the capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom. The megacity has millions of callers from all over the world to witness this inconceivable wonder. The megacity still has an active population of over half a million people that depend nearly entirely on tourism.
Climate of Luxor
The climate in Luxor is fairly sunny and hot with an average temperature of 40 C( 104 F) in the summer, and 22 C(71.6 F) in winter, The city has millions of guests from all over the world to witness the fantastic wonders within the divine city.
The History of Luxor – Ancient Thebes
The history of Luxor shows us that the city had a deeply religious nature as it was known to be the city of Amun and latterly in Egypt new area as the megacity of the gods where the Karnak temple is the sanctioned place for deification as each god had a sanctum-suchlike Amun– Re, Mut and numerous further. The significance of the megacity grows in the morning of the 11th dynasty during the early middle area leading to the new area where the megacity came the capital and a universal mecca for all the political, religious, and military aspects in Ancient Egypt.
From the 18th to the 20th Dynasty, numerous lords and Queens established numerous temples to recognize the gods as king Amenhotep the third constructed the temple of the deity Amon, his consort the goddess Mut and their son Khonsu the moon good A.K.A Luxor temple in the late 18th dynasty, soon the power of Amon grow stronger as he was intermingled with the sun God Ra to Form Amun- RA who was worshipped in his temple in the Karnak Complex.
During the new area, a new set of constructions took place as numerous lords and Queens asked to eternalize their heritage as it came a custom for any king or queen during the new area to be buried there as it holds 20 royal sepultures similar as the grave of Ramses the great, Tutankhamen, Thutmose III, Nefertiti and numerous further. Luxor is relatively notorious for the noble temple of Hatshepsut which reflects the true cultural design and classical armature of that period. One of the last characters to add commodities new to the city was Alexander the Great as a determinedness sanctuary of him was added to the Luxor temple.
Luxor Today In The Modern Era
The ancient Egyptian nature of Luxor hasn’t changed indeed when the Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic Eras came to Luxor and numerous churches and mosques were constructed near or indeed on some of the temples, Luxor still remained a window to Ancient Egyptian History. The city of Luxor with all its monuments was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and it keeps surprising us with new discoveries every single day.
What to do in Luxor Egypt – Luxor Tours and Excursions
Explore Luxor Tours’ uncountable adventures, start with the East bank tour visiting Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple, also enjoy the West bank tour visiting Valley Of The Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, enjoy a hot air balloon ride in the morning. Take in Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan visiting Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna while enjoying the beautiful view of the Nile along the way, or spend a day in Cairo visiting The Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, Mykreinus, the Sphinx, the Egyptian museum, Old Cairo also go shopping in Khan El Khalili, or a trip to Aswan visiting Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, the High Dam and Abu Simple Temples.
All these tours are assured to add something memorable to your tours in Luxor with EZ Tour Egypt.