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Luxor

West Bank Excursion

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Pick up at your hotel or cruise in Luxor by our representative. Magnificent visit to the Valley of the Kings, the most famous concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. Disappointed by the failure of the pyramids to protect their royal owners from robbery and desecration, the kings of the New Kingdom decided to adopt a more secure mode of burial. Instead of the pyramid, they opted for deep, rock-cut galleries and halls.

Tour to the Valley of the Queens which is the formal site of burial for royal wives and children of the New Kingdom. It's situated a few kilometers south of the Kings'Valley, due west of the temple of Medinet Habu. Known in antiquity as '' The Place of Beauty'' or '' the Place of Perfection''. The site is composed of several interconnected wadis, honeycombed by around 70 rock-cut tombs.

Enjoy a visit to Deir el-Bahari, Steep cliffs in the shape of a horseshoe form a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. The earlier one, on the left, was built by King Nebhepetre Mentuhotep (11th Dynasty), as a combined tomb and funerary monument. More than 500 years later, the female pharaoh Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty), whose tomb is situated in the Valley of the Kings, used the same site for the construction of her funerary temple.

Continue to the Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty). The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Back to your hotel or your cruise in Luxor.

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