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  Luxor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luxor (Arabic: الأقصر) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt.
It has often been called the "world's greatest open air museum", with the ruins of the temple complex at Karnak, Luxor Temple, and the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank of the Nile, including the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.
Luxor is an excellent base for touring Upper Egypt, and is a popular holiday destination, both in its own right and as a starting or finishing point for Nile cruises.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luxor   (1017 words)

  
 Egyptvoyager.com: Towns - Luxor, Egypt
Luxor is the world's greatest open-air museum, filled with the awe-inspiring monuments of ancient civilization.
On the West Bank are the Colossi of Memnon, the tombs of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, and a number of commemorative temples and tombs of important officials.
Luxor remained the seat of power from 2100 to 750B.C. That is why the visitor is awed by the city, made immortal by its huge pillared-monuments along both banks of the Nile.
www.egyptvoyager.com /towns_luxor.htm   (295 words)

  
 Luxor Hotel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, was one of the resort city's first fully-themed megaresorts.
Ground was broken for the Luxor in 1991, the same year that construction began on the Treasure Island and the current MGM Grand.
The Luxor is arguably among the most recognizable hotels on the strip because of its striking design.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luxor_Hotel   (732 words)

  
 Egypt: Luxor
Luxor has enough things to offer to occupy a week long itinerary, and the two half days we had allocated for the city was woefully inadequate.
Luxor temple, built by Amenophis III and Ramesis II, was our first stop, thanks to the strange museum timings which keeps them closed during the hottest times of the day.
Luxor museum houses one of the best sculptures of the country and more importantly is small enough not to intimidate the visitor by its sheer volume.
www.travel-notes.org /luxor.html   (616 words)

  
 Luxor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Luxor is unique among the cities of the world.
Luxor is part of ancient Thebes: ‘the one hundred-gated city’; as it was called by the renowned Greek historian, Homer, because of its buildings and large gates.
The Museum is situated between the Temples Of Luxor and Karnak.
www.egypttourism.org /english/Sites/Luxor/luxor.htm   (1276 words)

  
 Luxor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Court of Ramesses II Beyond the entrance pylon of Luxor Temple is the Court of Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.).
The colonnade of closed papyrus-bud columns, which originally lined the court on all four sides, today is interrupted in the northeast corner by the presence of the Mosque of Abu el-Haggag.
Standing in the shadow of the First Pylon of the Temple of Amun at Karnak (in Luxor, Egypt), one is struck by the length of its east-west axis and the colossal size of its columns.
academic.memphis.edu /egypt/luxortm.htm   (1028 words)

  
 Worldworx Travel - Features - Egypt - Information - Luxor
Luxor is located on the banks of the River Nile, and is home to some of the most spectacular monuments, tombs, temples and stone carvings in all of Egypt.
Luxor has grown from village to city and now boast a roaring tourist trade, given its location and history.
The actual site of Luxor is over 4000 years old and hosts the Valley of the Kings, a set of tombs that have, until recently been mostly undiscovered.
www.worldworx.tv /egypt/dc/information/luxor.htm   (553 words)

  
 CBS - The Amazing Race
The secret tomb of Tutankhamun, Karnak, the Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, the Nile snaking along: all these evoke the romance, mystery and history of Egypt, and all are in the vicinity of this week's Pit Stop.
The town of Luxor, or Al-Uqsur, occupies the southern half of the site of Thebes, capital of ancient Egypt and among the mightiest cities of the ancient world.
Luxor and Karnak, which occupies the northern half of the ruins, comprise the "City of the Living," where people dwelt and worshipped.
www.cbs.com /primetime/amazing_race5/show/episode06/destinations.shtml   (875 words)

  
 History of Egyptian Architecture : Luxor No.1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The temple of Luxor was joined to that of Karnak by a long stone-paved dromos, a drome and a processional avenue, flanked by sphinxes with rams heads that the XXX Cynasty replaced with sphinxes with human heads.
Temple of Luxor or Temple of Amon-Ra (Temple of Amenhotep III).
The entrance to the Temple of Luxor, with the courtyard of Nectanebo and the pylon of Ramesses II.
web.kyoto-inet.or.jp /org/orion/eng/hst/egypt/luxor.html   (287 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Luxor
Luxor Temple, from the east bank of the Nile Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes).
See also the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Statue of Ramses II Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt.
Luxor is part of ancient Thebes: 'The Hundred-Gated City' as it was called by the renowned Greek historian, Homer, because of its buildings and large gates.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Luxor   (748 words)

  
 Luxor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Luxor is at the north end of the section of the Nile most cruises traverse, and having a major airport, is often where you arrive to embark on your cruise.
Karnak Temple is one and a half miles north of Luxor Temple.
Originally joined with Luxor Temple by an avenue lined with ram-headed sphinxes, Karnak is the largest religious edifice in the world, and will take your breath away.
www.horus.demon.co.uk /Nile/Luxor.html   (203 words)

  
 Luxor Egypt information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This outdoor museum has the largest collection of historical monuments in Egypt, distributed throughout the City of Luxor on the East side of the Nile, the town of Karnak north of Luxor, and Thebes on the west side of the Nile.
The Luxor area of Upper Egypt was the Thebes of the ancient Egyptians - the capital of Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms.
Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, was dedicated to Amun-Ra, whose marriage to Mut was celebrated annually, when the sacred procession moved by boat from Karnak to Luxor Temple.
www.roadtoegypt.com /luxor.htm   (927 words)

  
 Luxor holidays - Last minute late deals and bargain package holiday offers to Luxor Egypt.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Luxor is really three different areas, consisting of the City of Luxor on the East side of the Nile, the town of Karnak just north of Luxor and Thebes on the west side of the Nile across from Luxor.
Luxor has an excellent range of hotel accommodation, bars, nightclubs and restaurants as well as bazaars with the usual variety of Egyptian souvenirs.
Most holiday visitors to Luxor from the UK come between October and February (especially Christmas and New Year), when the climate is cooler than the summer months, with chilly nights and early mornings.
www.directline-holidays.co.uk /Luxor   (404 words)

  
 Luxor and Aswan - Karnak temple, Valley of Kings, High dam, Philae Temple, hotels and relaxation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the east bank of the Nile, in the City of the Living, Luxor and Karnak Temples greet the life-giving sunrise.
Within Luxor, there are only three main streets consisting of Sharia Al-Mahatta, Sharia Al-Karnak and the Corniche, next to the Nile.
Luxor today is a city of some 150,000 people and is governed by special statues that allow it more autonomy then other political areas of Egypt.
www.mesafreen.com /Html/LuxorAswan/LuxorAswanMain.htm   (568 words)

  
 The Colonnade of Amenhotep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Colonnade of Amenhotep III Temple of Luxor, Egypt
While it is far too complex a subject to discuss here, Schwaller de Lubicz found in the temple of Luxor a record of the Egyptian's understanding of the cosmic laws of creation and the manner in which spirit becomes manifest as matter.
One of his central insights was that the various sections of the human body are incorporated into the proportions of the temple itself (see illustration below), and in the proportions of the various sculptures and wall carvings.
www.sacredsites.com /africa/egypt/luxor.html   (976 words)

  
 Luxor Museum Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ FolkArtMuseum.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Luxor Museum is located in the Egyptian city of Luxor (ancient Thebes).
The range of artefacts 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 labelling used.
The royal mummies of two pharaohs – Ahmose I and Ramesses I – were also put on display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004.
www.folkartmuseum.com /encyclopedia/Luxor_Museum   (341 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Mysteries of the Nile | A World of Obelisks: Luxor
On its base are 32 horizontal lines of hieroglyphs, eight to a side, that describe why she had the obelisk built.
Most of Ramses' obelisks are relatively small, but the two that stood before Luxor Temple were quite large.
Each of the four sides of the Luxor obelisk bear scenes of Ramses making offerings to the god Amun-Re, beneath which are three columns of inscriptions.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/egypt/raising/luxor.html   (235 words)

  
 The Temple of Luxor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet.
Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, it appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival.
By the late 18th Dynasty the journey was being made by barge, on the Nile River.
www.touregypt.net /lxtmpl.htm   (316 words)

  
 Luxor Hotel - VEGAS.com
Contained in a 30-story fl glass pyramid and a pair of stepped-pyramid towers is all the splendor of ancient Egypt and all the technological wonders of the modern world, paired with the no-holds-barred showmanship that made Vegas an adjective.
And the Luxor IMAX shows a variety of films in the larger-than-life format, while Pirates 4D takes the experience one step further with multi-sensory special effects.
The Luxor's beam is the most powerful light beam in the world and one of the three man-made objects visible from space.
www.vegas.com /resorts/luxor   (768 words)

  
 Luxor by Tour Egypt, including Abydos and Dendera
Luxor / Thebes and the Middle Nile Valley from South of Qena to North of Idfu
Testaments to a desire for immortality, built for eternity in sandstone and granite, the temples, tombs and palaces still stand, surrounded by souks and luxury hotels.
On the east bank of the Nile, in the City of the Living, Luxor and Karnak Temples greet the sunrise.
touregypt.net /luxor1.htm   (290 words)

  
 Luxor Egypt Hotels ... Jake.com
Luxor, EG The Luxor Hilton is a unique resort hotel on the east bank,directly on the river Nile in the village of Karnak, and is only 5 minutes drive from the Karnak...
Luxor, EG The hotel is situated on Crocodile Island, a beautiful private island - oasis with lavis gardens located on the banks of the River Nile.
Luxor, EG Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor Is Five-star Luxury On The Nile Rivers East Bank.
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 Accommodation in Luxor hotels and lodgings - ASE.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The nile romance is a 5- star deluxe boat built according to the rules and regulations of the americ...
Arabesque hotel is located in the center of Luxor close to the city's temple and bazaar....
Gaddis Hotel Luxor is set among the oldest monuments of man and a special combination of first class...
www.ase.net /servlet/HotelList/901/25.68/32.65/Luxor   (372 words)

  
 Luxor Homes
Formed in 1997 by Sam Geddio, a successful builder by trade, and his son Marc Geddio, who designed many of the residences displayed by the Berks County Parade of Homes, we are a company built on a solid family reputation of high standards and expert craftsmanship.
Luxor Homes, Inc. has proudly placed over 300 families in new homes over the past five years in residential developments throughout Pennsylvania.
Luxor Homes, Inc. is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA), the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Berks County, the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce and the Pottstown Building Industries Exchange (BIE).
www.luxorhomesinc.com   (169 words)

  
 Luxurious Luxor @ Cheap Travel Deals
LUXOR has been a tourist mecca ever since Nile steamers began calling in the nineteenth century to view the remains of Thebes, ancient Egypt's New Kingdom capital, and its associated sites - the concentration of relics in this area is overwhelming.
The town itself boasts Luxor Temple, a graceful ornament to its waterfront and "downtown" quarter, while just to the north is Karnak Temple, a stupendous complex built over 1300 years.
Across the river are the amazing tombs and mortuary temples of the Theban Necropolis, and as if this wasn't enough, Luxor also serves as a base for trips to Esna, Edfu, Dendara and Abydos temples, up and down the Nile Valley.
www.femalefirst.co.uk /travel/1922004.htm   (1071 words)

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