Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E. Today's city surrounds 2 huge, surviving temples. The royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are on the river's west bank.

hotels nearby

map and directions


UNESCO world heritage

Valley of the Kings

pharaohs tombs

Luxor Temple

UNESCO world heritage

Deir el Bahari Temple

temples, tombs

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

ancient temple

Luxor Museum

Extensive collection

Medinet Habu

mortuary temple

Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun

mummy, tomb

Colossi of Memnon

large statues

Avenue of Sphinxes

sphinx statue

Deir el-Medina

ancient village

Sound and Light Show

dramatic history

Tombs of the Nobles

burial place

Tomb of Ramesses VI (KV 9)

pharaohs tomb


pharaoh tomb

Howard Carter House

leading archaeologist

Tomb of Ramses III

pharaoh tomb

Tomb of Merenptah

kings tomb

Tomb of Sennedjem

ancient burials

Tomb of Ay

ancient tomb

Mummification Museum

egyptian mummification

Mortuary Temple of Seti I

mortuary temple

Temple of Amun

great temple

El Souk

colorful market

Tomb of Ramesses IV

ancient tomb

Tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep

rock cut tombs

Kurna Village

planned town

Mut temple

temple ruins

Temple of Montu

temple ruins

Deir el-Shelwit

ancient temple

Abu Haggag Mosque

historic mosque

Ramesses II Cenotaph Temple

ancient temple

El-Assasif Tombs

ancient burials

Mortuary Temple of Merenptah

temple ruins