Luxor is a city in and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 506,535, with an area of approximately 417 square kilometres.The modern city sprawls to the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Waset, also known as Nut and to the…
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The is an archaeological locality in the hills immediately behind the of Luxor. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The of Luxor in is also the gateway to the amazing , and… Photo: MatthiasKabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Luxor is the central part of Luxor township, centred on the twin foci of the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. Photo: Belmahdy, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. Photo: Ad Meskens, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The , commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in . is situated 2 km northeast of Luxor. Photo: Kurohito, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an archaeological museum in Luxor, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Archaeological site
The White Chapel of pharaoh Senusret I, also referred to as the Jubilee Chapel of Senusret I, was built during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. is situated 2½ km northeast of Luxor. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

Localities in the Area

El-Assasif is a necropolis near Luxor on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt, . is situated 4½ km northwest of Luxor. Photo: RolandUnger, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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