Luxor Temple in Luxor City

Egyptian landmarks

The city of Luxor is located in the south of Egypt, on the east bank of the river, and has 450,000 residents. Some families belong to the Pharaoh dynasty and live in Luxor today. Most of the residents are mainly engaged in agriculture (sugar cane planting), art, stone and metal products, and tourism in the city.

Traffic goes hand in hand, and the climate is dry and warm in winter and hot in summer with little rain or cloudiness.

the city of Luxor similar to an open air museum captures the heart of anyone steps the land and walks around its great obelisks.

Luxor City

the city of Luxor was the administrative capital for upper Egypt during the sixth dynasty 3000-2100 B.C.

and when the country was invaded by the heksus the upper and a lower country were united and the royal court was moved to Luxor for over four centuries.

Luxor is one of the main cities included in all categories like Egypt tours and Egypt budget tours

Luxor History

Luxor is among the ancient pharaohs capitals during the new and middle kingdom and was dedicated for god Amon Raa so the old Egyptian look after the city and built the temples and tombs of selective heavy stone in order to last for eternity unlike the regular houses of common.

people was built of normal stone which absolutely make sense how the houses and pharaohs palaces were vanished by time but the temples stood until our day

.the city of Luxor consist of the west bank and the east bank, ancient Egyptian believed that and the east shore of the Nile is for living and worshipping where they built great temples but the west is for the afterlife where they constructed tombs and underground grave like the valley of the kings and queens.

Names Of Luxor

Luxor is considered to be the knowledge and beacon of humanity, from the culture of the pharaohs to the Islamic civil society of the Greek, Roman and Coptic era.

The earliest Egyptians called it “blood” as a symbol of ruling authority, later Muslim scientists and scholars marveled at its architectural structure and called it “Luxor”, which is the plural form of the Arabic word for “place”, Even before that the Greek poet Homers called the city “Thebes” in his famous Iliad and described it as the city of gleaming gold and a hundred gates.

Monuments Discovery

Also known as the “mother of cultures” maybe because it contains 1/3 of the world’s antiquities and monuments, the city was still a small village in Islamic times and no one cared about the temples and monuments until they became a whole become ruins.

Then the champion (French scientist) came along with the French army, the man was fascinated by this magnificent city and was able to discover how the hieroglyphic signs were written and read, from that moment all eyes were on this In the city, the government is beginning to focus on protecting monuments from pollution and unintentional urbanization.

The city now has its own domestic airport and the port of Safaya, about 650 kilometers south of Cairo, and in 2017 Luxor was chosen as the capital of Arab culture due to its enormous advantages in terms of tourism and economy.

Luxor temple

Luxor almost has 14 temples among them Luxor temple which was built by king Ramsess the second beside the Karnak temple, in general, there are two kinds of temples: funeral temples and worshipping temples, Luxor temple was originally dedicated to Amon god of the sun, Mut goddess of war and Khonsu the moon god

Luxor Temple Interior Design

When you enter the temple, you’ll pass through huge gate decorated by the scenes of the king Ramses the second and his military triumph at Kadesh battle , besides the gate there were six massive statues of king Ramses, four standing and two seated.

then you’ll find inside two courtyards one for the king Ramses and the other for the king Amenhotep the third, the yard is full of huge black granite statues of the king Amenhotep, also there were a pair of pink granite obelisks one of them was taken to stand in de la Concorde square in France, the courtyard leads to a colonnade built by Amenhotep ||| and later decorated by Tutankhamon and seti the first, next to the colonnade there were two statues for king Tutankhamon but some Egyptologists say that they belong to Ramses ||.

Luxor temple also three chambers each one dedicated to one of the three gods.

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