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Thebes

Egypt
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The capital of Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms. Inludes monuments of Karnak and Luxor.
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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

great temple and it becomes more interesting when read its history

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

I had seen numerous photos and T.V documentaries showing Karnak and the incredible temple complex,but nothing could prepare me for actually seeing it for myself.It is breathtaking.

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

If you are interested in Ancient Egyptian history, or Unesco World Heritage Sites then Ancient Thebes and its Necropolis is a must see. Although people usually think of The Great Pyramids when they think of Egypt, they will recognize Karnak and Thebes as one of the most photographed ancient temples. As one of the largest religious complexes ever built in... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

Everthing we saw in Luxor was unbelievable. It is difficult to imagine how the ancient Egyptians were able to achieve all they did and how great it is to still be able to see some of it. We were in Luxor for two days. We went to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Luxor Temple, Karnack Temple... More

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SKEGNESS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

Even though I visited in some of the hottest Summer weather, this did not deter me from having the experience of a lifetime; I have never seen anything like it. The historical and cultural enormity combined with the sheer aesthetic beauty are absolutely superb and I would reccommend anyone to visit.

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Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

Take the little "train" up to explore the Tomb of the young King Tut at the Valley of the Kings, but don't miss Valley of the Queens were you can see the rich vibrant colors of ancient Egypt in the tomb of Nefertit, wife of Ramses. "Newly" discovered/uncovered within the last few decades, the tomb had been hidden underground and... More

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warwickshire
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

luxor is simply breathtaking its like a wonderful trip in time u can stand in the temples and almost feel what it must of been like in those ancient times u really cant describe it u need to go there yourself the people are lovely yes its dusty and can be sometimes dirty but not enough to worry about i... More

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