- Egypt tours
- Viaggi in Egitto
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|Calsh &Feluca ride for 2 people|
Enjoy a full day in the east bank of luxor including karnak temple ,luxor temple , luxor museum ,felucca on the nile one hour to see the beauty of the river Nile,the warm of the sun and the cultivated lands,and calech ride one hour to see the ancient city of Luxor and the market
Start your full day tour, after picking you up from the hotel, to the east bank of Luxor where you will be accompanied by Private English Egyptologist guide to visit the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Graeco Roman Kingdom.
Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon.
The Karnak site is situated about 3.5km from the Luxor temple and is the largest of its kind in the world. The circumference of this temple measures about 4km within the Karnak site. Perhaps the largest temple within the Karnak is that of Amun, a great Pharaonic God. A processional path of ram sphinxes representing Amun leads into the temple. Between the forelegs of these rams is a small statue of Ramses II, Amun’s servant. Though the temple was originally founded during the Middle Kingdom, the various dynasties that came afterwards continued to add onto it, hence the size of this massive temple. From the highest wall of the temple, we see the great frontyard which was built by Ethiopians, and the Shashank gate and hall of columns which was established by King Ramsis II. Just behind these great buildings lies the obelisk built by Queen Hatshepsut, then the granite temple and the feasts hall established by King Thotmos III. On the far horizon appears the holy lake, the remains of Osiris’ tomb, the series of the southern walls, the temple of the infant god Khonso and Obet Temple.
In the center of Luxor, separated from the Nile by a paved way whose traces are still along the main street of the city, Luxor temple extends. It was built to be the secret settlement of the Lord of Gods – namely ‘Amoun’ who took the figure of ‘Mein’, the God of Fertility and Reproduction in Egyptian mythology. The Luxor temple was built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty who, at the time, was referred to as ‘The Magnificent’. Amenhotep III spent virtually all his wealth on constructing great monuments and had an undying love for architecture. Once every year, a great feast was held to transport the statue of god Amoun from the Karnak temple through the river to visit Luxor temple, which was called ‘The Southern Harem’. The temple is marked by its rear rooms with their prominent inscriptions, and the hall of columns whose crowns represent the figure of lotus flower. Afterwards, King Ramsis II added a frontyard made of the beautiful sandstone infront of the harem. He also surrounded it with a row of columns, decorated it with statues made of granite or Aswan stone, and established infront of the temple a great palace ornamented by two granite obelisks, one of which was transferred to Concord square in Paris in 1836. It is quite strange that one of the Moslem rulers called ‘Ebn El Hagag’ established for himself a small mosque inside the Luxor temple. One of the beautiful events tourists are keen to watch here at the Luxor temple is the celebration of the birth of ‘Ebn El Hagag’.
Inaugurated in 1975, the museum is housed in a small, purpose-built building. The range of artifacts on display is far more restricted than the country’s main collections in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo; this was, however, deliberate, since the museum prides itself on the quality of the pieces it has, the uncluttered way in which they are displayed, and the clear multilingual labeling used.
Among the most striking items on show are grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62) and a collection of 26 exceptionally well preserved New Kingdom statues that were found buried in a cache in nearby Luxor Temple in 1989. The royal mummies of two pharaohs – Ahmose I and Ramesses I – were also put on display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004, as part of the new extension to the museum, which includes a small visitor centre. A major exhibit is a reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenaten‘s temple at Karnak. One of the featured items in the collection is a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III.