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Open the door to ruins of the ancient civilizations and spend fabulous vacations among the Pharaohs’ remnants. And as we always seek for your joy, “Egypt Tours 2019” offer an extraordinary variety of Egypt tours 2019 to cover all the ultimate historical attractions in Egypt, and also Nile Cruises 2019 provides incredible chances to admire the glorious treasures of the Nile Valley on board the magical Nile cruise. Our Egypt holidays 2019 are planned to suit all types of  Egypt visitors, large groups, small groups, holidays with the family, and also for couples on Honeymoon. “Egypt Holidays 2019” is your passport to relaxation and opulence.

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2 The Holy Family in Egypt
Egypt Tours Portal
July 22, 2019

The Holy Family in Egypt

Who is the Holy Family? Egypt acted as a haven for the holy family & baby Jesus as they attempted to escape the cruel hand of King Herod the ruler of Judea. The story begins when Jesus id declared the prophet of God and the next king of the jews, that's why king Herod felt threatened of Baby Jesus and his followers and decided to kill him. After Joseph received a warning from an angel of the lord, the Virgin Mary, and Jesus left Bethlehem and head to Egypt where king Herod had no political powers. How Long did the Holy Family Stay in Egypt? The holy family crossed 26 locations throughout the county as they sought out a refuge during their three and a half years of hiding. The holy family started their quest through northern Sinai where they entered Egypt. The holy family kept consistently changing their location in order to avoid the reach of Herod's spies. Where Did the Holy Family Stay and Journey to in Egypt The first main city they crossed was Farama a.k.a ancient Pelusium which hold a first-century church which was built after the introduction of Christianity by st.mark. This place also holds many churches and monasteries from the old and modern era, they ventured to Mostorod a.k.a el Mahamaah (The Bathing Place) where the Virgin Mary bathed Jesus in and washed his clothes, in the north of Cairo the next destination was small town near Mostorod, "Tel Basta" where Jesus blessed the land causing a water spring to well up from the ground. The third stop was "Belbeis" where they sat under the shades of a sycamore tree which later became known as the "Virgin Mary's Tree", the holy family crossed the Nile to the city of Samanoud and then the city Sakha also known as 'Peka-Issous' "The Foot of Jesus" which is inspired by a rock with a relief of baby Jesus foot on it. Wadi El Natroun was also on their route which later became the home to many monasteries reflecting the well-preserved Coptic art. Next, they entered the city of Cairo through the districts of Matariyah and Ain Shams, then they headed to Old Cairo formerly known as Babylon which was a massive fortress that was turned to the infamous Abu Sirga Church and the legendary Hanging Church. The holy family then headed to Maadi which they boarded a sailboat that took them to southern Egypt, on the docking point in Maadi the Virgin Mary Church was built. The family then headed to Minya where they crossed the east bank of the Nile to the summit of Gabal Al-Kaf (Mountain of the Palm) where a laurel tree bowed to Jesus as he passed, it is referred as El Abed or the Worshipper. The family then crossed the west bank of the Nile to Gebel Qussqam in Assiut where they stayed for six months longer than any other place in Egypt, in the same area monastery of Al-Moharraq was constructed, also in the same spot an angel appeared to Joseph's dream telling him to return to Palestine as King Herod is dead. Many churches and monasteries were built along their trail and many spiritualists, explores, and travels are taken by the holy family's journey as a highly popular draw, check our Egypt tour packages to book your dream vacation in Egypt and visit the most famous churches in Egypt.
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3 Muhammad Ali Mosque
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July 22, 2019

Muhammad Ali Mosque

Overview About Muhammad Ali Mosque It’s extremely rare when a construction can achieve the perfect combination of majesty and beauty but for Muhammad Ali mosque a.k.a "The Alabaster Mosque", it was quite an easy task. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful constructions in the city that never sleeps, located in Cairo Citadel and was constructed by the ruler of Egypt Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848 AD at the beginning of the Egyptian Renaissance to be a house of worship and his final resting place. Muhammad Ali Mosque one of top Cairo tourist attractions that you can't miss during your Egypt tour packages. The History of Muhammad Ali Mosque When he took power in Cairo in 1800, he reshaped the citadel’s design to fit his own vision. He ordered an architect by the name Yusuf Bushnaq to construct a mosque similar to sultan Ahmad mosque in Istanbul, it took 18 years to build and was restored by King Fuad in 1931 and again in 1939 by King Farouk with the total cost of 100,000 LE (about $560.00 USD). Muhammad Ali is buried in a tomb made of Carrara marble located in the courtyard of the mosque on the right side of one of the three entrances behind a bronze grill. Muhammad Ali built the mosque with two minarets to defy the Ottoman empire as the law prohibited anyone except the sultan from constructing a mosque with more than two minarets to which indicated his desire to free himself from the Ottoman rule which shows it wasn’t a mere house of worship but a call for freedom which makes it an important historical landmark. Muhammad Ali Mosque Components The extensive use of marble on the exterior & interior walls. The mosque was able to reach the peak of elegant architecture as it depended on the Ottoman style of architecture and the interior depended in some French rococo influences with mesmerizing finishes of ornate of red, green and gold. It was built in a square plan measuring 41x41 m and with a breathtaking central dome surrounded by four small semi-circular domes and divided into two sections. The main material used in construction is Limestone but the forecourt is covered with Alabaster and the inner and outer walls are covered with shining marble. It also contains a breathtaking golden-scalloped mihrab and two majestic minarets that reach the height of 82 meters, made of alabaster and decorated in Nouveau style. It also contains a central dome which is 21 meters in diameter and the height of 52 meters,  rises on four arches and around it are four smaller domes decorate in religious medallions. In the courtyard which is about 54 m in length and 53 m in width, surrounded by a single arched Riwaq, and showcases naves raised on pillars and roofed with small domes, is an ornate brass clock given by King Louis Philippe of France to Muhammad Ali in 1845in exchange of the obelisk which is now standing in the Concorde square in Paris and a Turkish ablutions fountain that looks like a giant Easter egg. If you are in Cairo and prefer to visit this amazing archaeological site, then Egypt Tours Portal offer you the chance to book your trip to old Cairo attractions through our Cairo day tours.
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4 Egypt Travel Tips - Things to Know While Visiting Egypt
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July 22, 2019

Egypt Travel Tips - Things to Know While Visiting Egypt

What Should You Know Before Visiting Egypt - Egypt Travel Tips Since the word vacation was invented, Egypt has always been the destination to be for tranquility, peace, and entertainment. So if you found yourself in Egypt then here are a few Egypt travel tips to make sure you have the perfect vacation: If you decide to do a tour by yourself, we highly recommend you take note of main info like hotel name, exact address, and phone number. It’s advisable to wear comfortable shoes during your visits because heels and open toe shoes will not comfortable for you as the floor of most sites is either sand or rough stone floors. The best time to visit Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the atmosphere becomes a bit tropical, warm weather with a winter breeze. If you visit Egypt in summer take plenty of water with you during your tours because it’s usually hot, and you will need to drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration. Sunblock, hats, scarfs, and sunglasses, plus light clothes are recommended during summer time. Comfortable footwear like a closed toe shoe is a good choice. Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees. If you decided to get inside one of the pyramids, wear trousers (or jeans) because you will descend ladders and walk through narrow passages. When you visit the Egyptian Museum, it’s highly recommended to have a tour guide because most statues and monuments do not have a label guide to know about the monument so your tour guide will provide you with all information you want to know about the Egyptian Museum. The food is good, and frequently safe. Mulukhiya, Shawerma, and Kushari are the most famous delicious food, you should try them, plus make sure to stay hydrated at all times. It’s good for you to buy a local SIM card for your mobile phone, this will help you make calls to your hotel or travel agency or your guide, there are no prepaid phones or prepaid cards to make your call and a universal charger will be quite essential and quite useful during your holiday in Egypt. During your Egypt tours, it would be very useful known some word and phrases like Salaam Alaykum (hello), Ma'is Salaama (goodbye), min fudlak (please) for male and min fadlik for female, Shukran (thank you), lu samaht (excuse me), Aiwa (yes), laa (no), Yalla (lets go), mashy (okay), Afwan (you're welcome), Em'shee (go away). Tipping in Egypt is Called ‘Baksheesh’ And Is Expected From Locals And Foreigners Alike, 5 Egyptian Pounds For A Small Service, Such As Carrying Bags, Is Fine and, 10% In Restaurants Is Acceptable. Always expect to bargain when buying souvenirs, but remember to maintain a polite friendly attitude to get the best prices, in most cases, the original price is 50% less than the initial price so make sure you don't get hustled. It is not advisable to drink the tap water because it is highly chlorinated and tastes terrible so buy bottled water instead and when it comes to food don’t even think about buying any street food. Visitors to Egypt do not require any vaccinations officially unless you are coming from infected areas so we recommend getting against typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, and rabies. Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt and most Arab countries so keep in mind that you could expect a large crowd at your tourist attractions. Check our Egypt tour packages and Nile cruise to book your dream vacation which is customized to fit all of your interests with affordable prices.
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5 Muhammad Ali Pasha
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July 22, 2019

Muhammad Ali Pasha

Muhammad Ali Pasha Origin Muhammad Ali Pasha ( 4 March 1769 – 2 August 1849 ) started as an Ottoman Albanian commander in the Ottoman army and rose to the position of the ruler of Egypt. He is regarded as the father and founder of modern Egypt due to the extensive reforms to the economic, military and cultural aspects of Egypt, he used his leadership skills, political intelligence, and cunning to bring peace, prosperity, law, and order to the country. How Did Muhammad Ali Pasha Get the Rule of Egypt? In 1798, Egypt was under the weak rule of the Ottoman Empire, but was also occupied by the French forces under the control of Napoleon Bonaparte himself who destroyed the Mamluk rulers on the battlefield but in 1801 the French forces had to withdraw which left a vacuum which Muhammad Ali seized the chance and was appointed the ottoman (wali) governor of Egypt to take control of the Ottoman army to re-occupy the province but he had other plans. He used his support of the general public and the religious establishment to work on taking more control and charger of the country and to eliminate the Mamluks who controlled Egypt for more than 600 years. On the First march in 1181, the Mamluks gathered in the citadel and Muhammad Ali’s troops began killing all the sixty-four Mamluks, including twenty-four commanders, he then dispatched his troops through Egypt destroy any remaining traces of the Mamluk forces.  He dreamed of creating his own dynasty and his own kingdom away from the decaying Ottoman Empire, that’s why he transformed Egypt into a regional power and declared himself the rightful successor. Muhammad Ali Pasha Achievements in Egypt He understood that if he wanted to detach Egypt from the Ottoman Empire, he has to make it more economically and militarily powerful. He developed a strategy based on agriculture, he planted crops for the sole purpose of exportation like rice, sugarcane, and especially cotton. All the income from agricultural production and export was used to develop public work like irrigation, canals, dams, and barrages. He also disbanded his army and created a fleet and an army of pure Egyptians but commanded by the Turks and trained by French commanders in the art of war. He also constructed Western-style schools to train doctors, engineers, veterinarians, and other specialists. He is also sent educational missions to Europeans for training in modern techniques to complete his bureaucrats. He creates an industrial age in Egypt as he built factories to produce sugar, glass, and textile that competes with the European product, and ships, weapons for the new army and navy. There was also a dark side to his master plan as he added excessive taxation to pay for all his expensive projects which led him to lost a great deal of his public support as his over control on the agriculture, sector his monopolization of trade led to a bad relationship with Britain which saw Egypt as a threat. He also tried to expand his empire by invading Syria in 1831, which all the great forces of Britain, France, and Russia to hold him from getting close to Istanbul. Muhammad Ali had no choice put to sign the 1841 treat, which commands Muhammad Ali to be stripped of all the conquered territory except Sudan but in return granted the hereditary governorship of Egypt for life. Muhammad Ali Pasha Legacy He passed the rule of Egypt to his son Ibrahim in 1848 that died shortly after and he died in 1849. He was able to leave a great legacy which shows in the famous Muhammad Ali mosque in Cairo that you can visit and discover the beauty of this archaeological site during your Cairo tours. Under his rule, Egypt became a powerful nation and entered the international community of nations as an independent state, not as a province of the Ottoman Empire. He built a powerful army that relies on the scientific process, opened Egypt to the European commercial and trade and most importantly improve education to match the European standards.
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6 Memphis City
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July 22, 2019

Memphis City

The History of the Ancient City of Memphis There has never been a city that contained more wonders or defined the future of the history of Egypt than Memphis city. The city was constructed by Pharaoh Menes in 2925 B.C during Egypt old Kingdom (2686-2181 BC) after unifying Upper and Lower Egypt and creating the first dynasty and was originally called Inbu-Hedj which means "The White Walls". It is the home of the extraordinary Pyramids complex that contains one of the seven wonders of the ancient world the Great Pyramid and the world’s oldest statue the Sphinx. It became the capital of Ancient Egypt, the center of the rule, trade, art and religion under the protection of the god Ptah (the Patron of Craftsmen) and the home to the great temple of Hut-Ka-Ptah that means “Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah” which was translated in Greek as Ai-Gy-Ptos which is the etymological origin of the word “Egypt” the modern English name to this magical Country. Memphis City Location The city is located 25 km south of Cairo on the west bank, at the beginning of the Nile delta. It used to be known as Ankh-Tawy meaning Life of the two Lands during Egypt middle kingdom (2055–1640 BCE) as it was strategically placed between upper & lower Egypt which made the city the of absolute power. During Egypt new kingdom it was known as “Men-Nefer” meaning “Enduring and Beautiful” which was later Memfi in the Coptic era and the Greek adaptation of that name was Memphis. The city was the capital of Egypt for eight consecutive dynasties during the old kingdom and during the 6th dynasty, the trade became the main focus of the city’s religious scene which consisted of the creator god Ptah, his wife Sekhmet and their son Nefertem. Ptah’s temple is guarded by an Alabaster Sphinx and serves as a symbol to the city’s power and prestige. The site contains many statues dating back to about 5000 years like the massive statue of Rameses II. The city’s power started to decline during the new kingdom after the rise of the Thebes, in the Greco-Roman period Alexandria became the new capital.  Finally, The city became an echo from the past, a home for scattered stone and forgotten glory. If you are already in Egypt, we recommend adding Memphis city as a part of your Egypt day tours. Or if you are outside of Egypt and want to discover the great civilization of ancient Egypt, then you can check our Egypt private tour packages and Nile cruise and book your favorite journey.
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7 Festivals and Public Holidays in Egypt
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July 22, 2019

Festivals and Public Holidays in Egypt

Festivals and Public Holidays in Egypt Public holidays in Egypt are celebrated by the entire population and it has many classifications. Some holidays are religious and others are secular, while some can be fixed holidays and others are movable. In Egypt, we have four Islamic holidays in Egypt and two Christian holidays. Moreover, we have national and social festivals some of them are considered holidays and others are not. Most of Egyptians work 6 days weekly while a few of them work only 5 days as government offices and ministries in Egypt rest on Friday of each week, while banks and many institutes have non- working days on Saturdays and much other administration area are not working on Sundays. So we can talk about all these festivals and holidays in Egypt on the following points. 1- Islamic Festivals and Holidays. 2- Coptic Festivals.         3- National Festivals & Holidays 4- Social Festivals. A * Islamic Festivals in Egypt 1- First of Moharam It's a new Hijary or Islamic year according to the Islamic calendar. And it's considered a holiday for all Egyptians. 2- Rabea Awaal 12th It's a major Islamic festival that marks the birthday of the prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) we call it in Egypt "Moulid al Nabawy". Most streets are filled with acrobats, drummers, and musicians. Families join together to greet each other and exchange gifts like the traditional sweets "Halawet El-Moulid" (a type of halvah or candy) and candy dolls are called are sold from roadside stands as well as hummus (a puree made from chickpeas), the traditional food of Moulid an-Nabi. And it's also a holiday in Egypt for all Egyptians. 3- Ragab 27th  & 15 of Shaban All Muslims in Egypt are celebrating by 27th of Ragab which is called "Laylat El-Esraa & Miraj" the day that prophet Muhammad is believed to have ascended to heaven. It is a national holiday in Egypt in some Muslim countries. 4- Shaban 15th Night It's a special night that the prophet Mohamed has mentioned in his Hadeth and people are celebrating by reading a part of the holy book Quraan but it's not one of the holidays in Egypt. 5- Ramadan in Egypt During the month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity between sunrise and sunset every day. People join with their families to break the fast with gigantic feasts called ‘Iftar’. The first item traditionally consumed being dates. To ensure energy levels are maintained throughout the day, Muslims will also rise early before sunrise to once again fuel their bodies with food before the fasting begins this meal is called Suhor. Ramadan is the highlight of the Islamic calendar, a month-long festival characterized by both great restraint and great indulgence. Visiting Egypt during Ramadan make your Egypt tours full more suspense, you’re likely to see Egyptian at their most generous form. The customary greeting to be recited wherever possible has a generous Ramadan or "Ramadan Kareem". This month adds more color and fun to the country. Ramadan nights are totally different from the rest of the year. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God, and self-control. Many Muslims think of it as a kind of tune-up for their spiritual lives. Kids also are celebrating Ramadan by buying Fanoos Ramadan and enjoy its light and music. Of course, the whole month is not considered as holidays in Egypt. The end of the month is commemorated with a three-day festival called ‘Eid ul-Fitr’. 6- Eid Al Fitr The first day after Ramadan called Shawal it's 10th month of Islamic Calendar ( from 1st to 3rd of Shawal ) begins a three- or four-day holidays in Egypt called Eid al-Fitr. After the final fast-breaking (Iftar), people often celebrate all night. The next day everyone puts on new clothes to join street festivities with small fairs and open markets while families and friends get together to exchange gifts and sweets most Egyptian are making this sweet at home. Muslim holidays are not on fixed dates because they are on the lunar calendar. 7- Zo-El-Hega 9th Zo-El-Hega is the 12th month of Islamic Calendar. It's called Arafat Day where people are doing their Holly Visit to Mecca for Al  Hag. Egyptian are fasting on that day and it's a holiday in Egypt. 8- Al Adha Eid From 10th to 13th  Zo Al Haga Feast of the Sacrifice and It honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to Allah's (God) command. Before Ibrahim sacrificed his son, God provided a male animal to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one-third of the share is given to the poor and needy, another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors, and the remaining third is retained by the family. Coptic Celebrations January 7 the birth of Jesus Christ according to Coptic Calendar and most Egyptians regardless of religion join in the festivities, especially in Cairo and other Coptic regions. The week before Christmas, homes, and businesses are decked out with colorful lights and decorations, and there are manger scenes and special holiday bazaars in the streets. Following the midnight mass on Christmas Eve, people gather to celebrate and eat a traditional dish of rice, garlic and meat soup called fata. Holy Easter It’s Mostly in April According to Coptic Calendar Coptic believers hold an Easter vigil until dawn on Easter Morning. The is known as “The Great Vigil” and the ceremonies will involve a Resurrection play that centers on both the Resurrection and the Ascension. In the beginning, Heaven’s gates are shown shut tight and the room is kept dark to symbolize humanity’s fall into sin. But later, the light floods in as Christ is said to have risen, opened Heaven’s gate and cleansed humanity of sin. At dawn, the traditional greeting, “Christ is Risen!” is exchanged with other congregants for the traditional response, “He is Risen Indeed!” Egypt Easter holidays Sunday, large family dinners are served to break the long period of fasting. Fish, meat, eggs, cookies, biscuits, and “Fatteh,” a dish with rice and other ingredients laid on top of a crispy flatbread, are common cuisine choices. New clothes are also bought and worn as Coptic Christians visit family members and friends at their houses. The National Holidays The following holidays in Egypt are celebrated across the country, where government offices and ministries are closed. 1- January  25th Celebrates the day of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution against "President Mubarak" on 25th of January 2011 and it's also a National Police Day It's a day off in Egypt. 2- July 23 Egypt is celebrating on July 23 of the Egyptian revolution of 1952 against King Farouk and it was the main reason for ending kingdom of Egypt. 3- 25th of April. Sinai Liberation Day marks the final withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula during the rule of President "Mohamed Anwar Sadat" in 1982, a holiday in Egypt. 3- 1st of May ( Workers Day) Labour Day it's a day off for all Egyptians. 4- October 6th Egypt celebrates its first military victory in the October War, which leads to the liberation of Sinai from the occupation, also during the rule of President "Mohamed Anwar Sadat". Social Festivals 1- Mother's Day It's on March 21 as a kind of appreciation for Egyptians mothers but it's not a public holiday in Egypt. 2- Spring Day It has no fixed day but it's most probably in April or May during spring it's a Public holiday where Egyptians like to go to national parks and eat dry fish and fruits so when you visit Egypt during that holiday you' l find everything is different in Egypt. Travel to Egypt and enjoy the weather, the natural beaches, and the breathtaking ruins such as Karnak temple, Abu Simbel temple, Queen Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings, and other historical landmarks, and don't worry about the money, Egypt offers a wide variety of tours that suit your pocket,  check our Egypt tour packages and choose your favourite journey, in addition to Egypt Nile cruise packages which offers a marvelous experiences through the heart of Egypt, or custom your dream vacation via  Egypt tailor-made holidays
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8 Abu Serga Church
Egypt Tours Portal
July 22, 2019

Abu Serga Church

The History of Abu Serga Church Abu Serga Church a.k.a St. Sergius, st.serigo or Abu Serga, it was built in the 5th or the 8th century (as some historians disagreed about the exact time) in the center of an ancient Roman fort of Babylon. The church was built to honor two saints, the first was an Egyptian by the name of "Sergius" who died of intense Christian persecution and the second is a servant to the Roman emperor "Maximilian" that martyred in Syria at the beginning of the 4th century. It is also believed that the place was one of the places visited by the holy family during their escape from "King Herod". The church was burned during the fire of Fustat in the reign of Marwan the second around 750 AD. Abu Serga Church was rebuilt and resorted many times through medieval times. The church one of the most famous Cairo tourist attractions, so you can check our Cairo day tours if you are already in Cairo to enjoy a tour to Abu Serga Church with an Egyptologist tour guide. The Architecture of Abu Serga Church The church’s shape is a basilica with a narthex and contains a nave and two aisles which are separated from the nave by 12 columns with the Corinthian capitals. It holds three sanctuaries that each one holds an altar and Each altar has a dome that holds religious scenes of Christ, Angels and four evangelists. The central sanctuary has a wooden screen that dates back to the 13th century. Abu also contains a pulpit on the northeast side of the nave, made of marble and encrusted with panels of ebony and ivory. One of the most important landmarks in this church is the cave where the holy family hid during their journey through Egypt. The cave contains a nave, two aisles, a domed ceiling, and a baptistery. On the first of June, each year, the Christian community celebrates the arrival of the holy family in the cave of the church of St. Sergio, where you can check our Egypt tour packages that provide a wide variety of Egypt tours.
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9 Luxor Temple
Egypt Tours Portal
July 22, 2019

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple Facts Within the ancient city of "Thebes" lies the purest vision of elegance and wonder, and one of the world’s largest and most magical Outdoor Museum "Luxor Temple". The temple was built in 1400 BCE during Egypt new Kingdom in the reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) of the 18th dynasty and completed by Tutankhamun (1336-1327 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) under the name ipet resyet which means “The Southern Sanctuary”. It was also enlarged and expanded by King Ramses II (1279-1213 BC). Luxor temple was the center of the political and religious aspects of Thebes. It was dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban Triad with Mut and Khonsu and the temple was the annual location for the Opet Festival where the three statues of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu are transferred from Karnak temple to the Luxor Temple, to highlight the concept of rebirth. The temple stature falls through time but the glory days of Amenhotep where once restored By Alexander the Great in 320 BC where it became the center of the Roman emperor cult. Luxor Temple History Luxor temple is one of the most visited landmarks in Egypt, which you can when you visit Egypt due to its excellent preserved condition and intact beautiful carvings and the rare phenomenon of having only two pharaohs leaving a significant mark on its architectural structure. The temple contains several pylons that can reach 70 yards long. The entrance of the temple is in the north and is lined a Sacred Way Known as Avenue of Sphinxes. The temple contains a peristyle courtyard dating back to Amenhotep which holds the best-preserved columns on the eastern side while the southern side is made up of 32 columns that leads to the inner sanctums which were used as a chapel during the Roman times. Luxor temple also holds a birth shrine built by Amenhotep III and a barque shrine to be used by Amun built by Alexander. Ramses II constructed a pylon which shows two towers at the height of 24m and the wide of 65m that is decorated with his military expeditions and victory at the battle of Kadesh. Check our Egypt tour packages and Nile cruises which include tours to Luxor temple accompanied by Egyptologist tour guide.
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