- The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri
- Luxor (Thebes located at the present day Luxor) - Medinet Habu is a complex of temples dating from the New Kingdom including the great memorial temple of Ramses III
- Luxor - Deir el-Medina where the workmen who built and decorated the royal tombs lived
The Luxor Temple Complex
The majority of the Luxor Temple complex was built by the Pharoahs Amenhotep III and Ramses II. It was a tribute to both these pharaohs, who were revered as living gods, and the Ancient Egyptian gods Amun, Mut and Khonsu. The temple complex was originally approached via a road flanked with sphinxes. The complex consists of pylons, obelisks, shrines, statues, colonnades and courtyard. Christian and Muslim chapels were later added to the site of the Luxor Temple.
The Great Temple of Hatshepsut
The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located at Deir El-Bahri on the western bank of the Nile in Luxor which was Thebes. The temple took fifteen years to construct and Queen Hatshepsut chose her chancellor, Senemut, as her chief architect and engineer. The magnificent Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut consists of three colonnaded terraces with two ramps and are sited with a magnificent cliff backdrop.
Medinet Habu Temple Complex - Luxor
Medinet Habu is a complex of temples dating from the New Kingdom including the great memorial temple of Ramses III. The great memorial temple of Ramses III is smaller copy of the massive Ramesseum built by Ramses the Great. The god Amun was celebrated at this complex and temples in his honor were built by Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III.
Deir el-Medina - Luxor
Deir el-Medina is the village where the workmen who built and decorated the royal tombs and temples lived. The village of Deir el-Medina is located on the west bank of the Nile, across the river from modern-day Luxor. The Ancient Egyptians who lived in Deir el-Medina were responsible for building the fabulous tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Their own homes were also decorated with sumptuous paintings.
Location of Luxor - South Egypt
Our Egypt travel guide differentiates between the sites of Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt originally consisted of two parts which were called Upper and Lower Egypt. Luxor is located in Upper Egypt. Upper Egypt was the valley area in the South and Lower Egypt was the delta area in the North. Upper and Lower Egypt each had their own governments and rulers. These two parts Egypt were eventually united in 3118BC. Plan your Tour of Egypt around the most important and ancient sites of Upper Egypt in the South, including Luxor, using our travel guide.
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