Do you have the spirit of exploring the new and mysteriousness? see the secrets of western mountain of luxor?
The Theban Necropolis is an area of the west bank of Luxor. It was used for ritual burials for much of Pharaonic times, especially in the New Kingdom of Egypt. As well as the more famous royal tombs located in the Valley of the Kings and Queens, there are numerous other tombs, more commonly referred to as Tombs of the Nobles, the burial places of some of the powerful courtiers and persons of the ancient city. There are at least 415 cataloged tombs, designated TT for Theban Tomb. Theban tombs during the New Kingdom were inscribed with the title and name of the tomb owner, sometimes with short prayers. Of the 400 recorded sets of cones, only about 80 come from cataloged tombs. As for the mortuary temples, the aim was to preserve their memory and provide a place of worship of the divine king. They were also used as a resting place for the boat of Amun at the time of Beautiful festival of the valley during which the cult statue of the god visited the west bank of Thebes such as Queen Hatsheput and Habu temples.
Highlights of what you are going to see:
-Valley of the kings.
- Hat shep suit Temple.
- Madinet Habu Temple.
- Colossi of Memnon .
- The artisans tombs and their town .
*Early in the morning after breakfast, I will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor .
*W drive to the west bank of Luxor and begin our tour visiting the two gigantic statues or the 2 colossi of Memnon.
*Then we head to the very famous valley of kings where the tomb of the boy King TUT ANKH AMOUN was cut.
*Later we proceed to visit the magnificent funerary temple of the queen HAT SHEP SUT.
*Then we go to visit the very best example for the colorful ancient Egyptian temples and the very deep or sunken relief of carvings, Madinet Habu Temple.
* Before the end of our tour we go to see the tombs of the artisans of the New Kingdom at Al Qurna in the western mountain of Luxor.
Lunch break can be arranged during the tour .
*At the end of our tour , I will drop you off at your hotel .
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
By Air-conditioned vehicle (car or van) .
Estimated Local Cash Needed
450 Egyptian pounds - The price for the entrance fees of the mentioned sites per person:
*The Valley of kings
*The tomb of Tut Ankh Amon(Optional)
*The temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
*The temple of Madinet Hapu.
*The tombs of the artisans .
I am not permitted to explain to you inside some specific places such as the tombs of valley of Kings, Queens and Abu Simbel temple to reduce crowding and noise and that applicable to all guides,explanation in these places will be outside.
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Great day and great tour. Melad was flexible to modify the schedule to accomodate what we wanted to see on the West bank. Very knowledgeable about both the places we visited and Egypt in general.