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Abu Simbel (Abu Simbel)
Ranked #1 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #2 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites

The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is  a temple complex, where pharaohs built  for over 2000 years. The temple is... more »

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Ranked #3 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II the Great. The temple was... more » Owner description: This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II the Great. The temple was covered in sand until May 22, 1813 which subsequently involved gigantic rescue operation as it was threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser. « less
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Ranked #4 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites

  The great mortuary temple of Ramses III dominates the site at Medinat Habu.  Second in size only to Karnak, the main pylon and well-preserved wall carvings record military... more »

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Ranked #5 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins
Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this ancient temple is one of the most intact in Egypt.
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Luxor Temple (Luxor)
Ranked #6 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues

Built during the eighteenth dynasty by Amenhotep III and added to by Ramses II, Luxor Temple was built to celebrate the annual Opet Festival when the statues of Amun, Mut, and... more »

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Ranked #7 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Cemeteries

The Valley of Kings is the ancient burial ground used by the Pharoahs and dignitries from the 18th to the 20th dynasties. Among 63 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun... more »

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Ranked #8 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites

Deir al-Medina was inhabited by the laborers, craftsmen, painters, and carvers who worked on the royal tombs nearby.  Just south of the Valley of the Queens, this place is often... more »

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Ranked #9 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
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Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar... more » Owner description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar to the larger temple of Ramses II) with a deified statue of Nefertari and statues of Ramses II on each side of her. « less
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Luxor Museum (Luxor)
Ranked #10 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: History Museums

Located on the Corniche between Luxor Temple and Karnak, the Luxor Museum houses an excellent collection of artifacts and statues found in archeological sites in and around... more »

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Ranked #11 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Architectural Buildings; Islands; Religious Sites
Owner description: This large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, features the... more » Owner description: This large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, features the magnificent Temple of Isis that was built in the late Ptolemaic and early Roman periods. « less
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Ranked #12 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with... more » Owner description: A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with statues, sphinxes, and reliefs, which have been meticulously restored over time. « less
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Ranked #13 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins

The Theban tombs of the Nobles extend over a large populated area to the south of the Valley of Kings.  More than 400 tombs of nobles and officials can be found here among the... more »

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Ranked #14 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Islands; Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in... more » Owner description: The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in the 1960s. « less
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Ranked #15 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers

You cannot step outside of your hotel in Luxor without hearing the shouts of the horse and carriage drivers (called caleches) heckling for a ride or seeing overburdened donkeys... more »

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Ranked #16 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The key feature of this tomb, which was originally built for Ramses V and expanded by Ramses VI during the 20th Dynasty, is... more » Owner description: The key feature of this tomb, which was originally built for Ramses V and expanded by Ramses VI during the 20th Dynasty, is its vaulted astronomical ceiling with a double image of the Goddess Nut swallowing the sun. « less
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Ranked #17 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins

The Tomb of Sennedjem is located in the necropolis on the hillside above Deir al-Medina, the village for workmen on the West Bank sites.  The tomb was built for Sennedjem, a... more »

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Ranked #18 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: This tomb of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Merenptah, son of Ramses II, features beautiful reliefs of Isis and Nephthys and a... more » Owner description: This tomb of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Merenptah, son of Ramses II, features beautiful reliefs of Isis and Nephthys and a steeply-inclined corridor leading to the burial chamber where the sarcophagus still rests. « less
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Ranked #19 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: History Museums
Owner description: This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between... more » Owner description: This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartoum in the Sudan. « less
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Ranked #20 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins
Construction on what is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt began in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes.
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Ranked #22 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #23 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins
Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.
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Ranked #24 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Located in the Valley of the Kings, this well-preserved tomb is known as the “Tomb of the Harpists” due to the bas-relief of... more » Owner description: Located in the Valley of the Kings, this well-preserved tomb is known as the “Tomb of the Harpists” due to the bas-relief of two blind musicians located in one of the side chambers. « less
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Tomb of Ay (Luxor)
Ranked #25 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #26 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Ancient Ruins

 Discovered in 1922, the tomb of King Tutankhamen is the smallest of the royal tombs in the Valley of Kings.  However, the nearly intact tomb discovered by Howard Carter is... more »

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Ranked #27 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: This artificial lake, which was created after the construction of the Aswan Dam, is more than 500 kilometers long of which... more » Owner description: This artificial lake, which was created after the construction of the Aswan Dam, is more than 500 kilometers long of which 150 belong to the Sudan. « less
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Ranked #28 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music,... more » Owner description: The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music, and bringing the ancient world to life around you, the show includes projections onto the temples showing how they once looked. The program is presented in a number of languages with the provision of ear pieces. It is an experience not to be missed, one that will make your visit to Abu Simbel the memory of a lifetime. « less
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Animalia (Aswan)
Ranked #29 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Museums
Owner description: Center of information about life in nubia(nature and culture)it is an ethno-biological museum which consists of three... more » Owner description: Center of information about life in nubia(nature and culture)it is an ethno-biological museum which consists of three parts1-traditional nubian house 2- museum shows fauna in nubia(Animals,reptiles,birds,fish,insects all stuffed)rocks and stones.3-the roof terrace where drinks,lunch,quick meals are served.also lectures about nubia ,the nile and elephantine are given over looking the gardens.Animalia also organise birdwatching tour in the nile held by professional guides MOHAMMED SOBHY and his Daughter Fatma. « less
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Ranked #30 of 112 attractions in Nile River Valley
Category: Historic Sites
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