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Temple of Luxor

The Temple of Luxor is a must see site on any trip to Egypt; it is a testimony to the history of the continuous history of Egypt, beginning from the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egyptian rule to the 14th century AD when a mosque was built in the complex to commemorate Abu Al-Haggag, who is responsible for bringing Islam to Luxor. Many pharaohs played a part in building this temple over the years including Tutankhamen, Hatshepsut, Ramses II, and Amenhotep III; as you walk through the temple you can see the contributions of each one usually where you find statues and images of them carved in the walls. The Romans and later the Christians also had an effect on the temple. The temple of Luxor is incredibly rich with the chronicles of the past, see descriptions of the battle of Kadesh, accounts of the festival of Opet, the tale of how Amenhotep III’s mother was impregnated by a God, and other stories told of the pharoah’s exploits on the pillars, obelisks and walls of the temples. Make sure you return to Luxor temple at night to watch the Sound and Light Show. Ticket Price(s): Regular: 50 EGP Student: 25 EGP