Dandara Temple| Temple of Hathor

Dendera temple is around 37 miles (60 km) north of Luxor. It is dedicated to goddess Hathor, goddess of love, playing, dance and music back in ancient Egypt This temple is a Greco Roman temple built up on ruins of an ancient Egyptian one. You should visit this temple as it’s very well preserved, It’s […]

Tombs of the Nobles

Of the several thousand nobles’ tombs identified in the Theban Necropolis, nineteen are today open to the public. They span a period of nearly hundred years, from the mid-18 dynasty onward. If time does not permit such a tour, then one should at least visit TT100: Rekhmire and TT 55:Ramose, the first with superb painting […]

Dayr al-Madina (The Ancient Village)

The Ancient Village and Worker’s Tombs Several architectural and decorative differences set the tombs of the craftsmen and workers who lived in the Village of Dayr al-Madina apart from other private tombs at Thebes (Luxor) . The tombs here had forecourts defined by a low mudbrick wall that might enclose a garden and pond. Behind, stood […]

Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Tutankhamun: His Tomb and its Treasures This famous tomb is amongst the smallest in the Valley of the Kings. Nevertheless it contained treasures which may have represented the most abundant hoar ever buried in the Valley. For, contrary to initial belief that the treasure belonged to a boy-king who had a short and not very […]

Madinat Habu

Madinat Habu is one of Egypt’s best preserved and most interesting temples. Unfortunately, most tourists arrive here at the end of along morning of sightseeing and rarely get more than a quick peek at this fascinating monument. The temple deserves better. It is one of the few monuments in Egypt to convey the emotional impact […]

The Colossi of Memnon

Memorial Temple of Amenhetep III and the Colossi of Memnon The Memorial Temple of Amenhetep III, known in Arabic as ” Kawm al-Haitan” the “Mound of the Walls“, was the largest temple ever built in Egypt. When completed, it included a massive array of pylons, chambers, walls, and statues that covered an area over 385,000 […]

Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens, in Arabic Wadi al-Malakat, in ancient times was called Ta Set Neferu, a phrase that can mean The Place of of Beauty and also The Place of Royal Children and Wives. It was used in the New Kingdom as a burial place for several royal wives, princesses, and Princes. The […]

Temple of Luxor

In fact, the name Luxor comes from the Arabic al- Uksur, meaning “fortification” Which in turn derived from the Latin word “castrum” the word for a fortification. The temple was also called the ” Temple of Amen of the Opet,” Amenemopet” or ” The Southern Sanctuary.” Like the temples at Karnak, Luxor Temple has undergone […]

Temples at Karnak

Karnak is a difficult site to understand, Jean-Francois Champollion, the Frenchman who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs, described it as “So vast and so grandiose” that the Egyptians must have designed it for “Men one hundred feet tall” Not only is Karnak huge- the complex covers over two square kilometers, but it is the result of almost […]

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

No doubt that the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Dayr Al- Bahari in Luxor is the most famous of Egyptian temples, especially after the discovery of the temple of X 1th dynasty beside it . All the credit of the design of this temple ought to go the architect of the X 1th dynasty and […]