Luxor, Modern City Among Relics of Ancient Egypt, World's Largest Open Air Museum

Luxor is often characterized as the world's largest open-air museum, as ruins temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor stand within this modern city. Directly across the Nile are monuments, temples and tombs on the western edge Necropolis, which includes the Valley Kings and the Valley Queens.




IPHEDIA.com - Luxor, one oldest inhabited cities in the world, is located in Upper Egypt (south) and the capital of Luxor Governorate, which has now turned into a modern city in Egypt.

Luxor is often characterized as the world's largest open-air museum, as the ruins temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor stand within this modern city. Directly across the Nile are monuments, temples and tombs on the western edge Necropolis, which includes the Valley Kings and the Valley Queens.

The present city was built on the former site of Thebes, the famous capital of ancient Egypt in 2052 BC. Pharaoh's kings ruled here, creating a civilization the world had never seen before.

Its western desert lands were known in the past as the “city of death”, where all of Amun's successors are buried with the wealth that can be brought to eternal life, according to their beliefs.

Luxor keeps records of an abundant collection of ancient Egyptian art and archeology, some of which date back to 3000 BC. The final excavation was carried out on the tomb little Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, which was filled with gold jewelery, statues and securities.

In the original location, the oldest monuments date to the XI Dynasty (2081-1939 BC), when the provincial city was the capital of united Egypt. Many rulers of Thebes left a physical legacy to be learned.

The Temple of Hatshepsut XVIII Dynasty depicts his miraculous birth, due to the union of Queen Ahmes and the god Amon (according to ancient Egyptian beliefs). Amenhotep III left 2 large statues about 70 feet high or about 20 meters known as Kolossi Memnon.

Pharaoh Ramesses II ordered depictions of major wars, including his own against the Syrian Hittits, as well as scenes from the festival cult produce god. Decorating the exterior of the shrine, these images are still there today.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, every year thousands of tourists from all over the world came to visit Luxor to admire this ancient heritage and other evidence of its ancient civilization and contributed greatly to the economy modern city. (as/ip)

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