How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings; Aryana Azari; Matador Network

Take time for more than 3,000 years of history on display.

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Relocation of Egyptian Sphinxes Exposes Them to Potential Environmental Damage, Experts Fear; Rachel Delia Benaim; The Weather Channel

Egyptologists spoke up against the government’s moving the sphinxes, citing concerns about how the pollution and intense heat in Cairo would negatively affect the artifacts.

Source: Relocation of Egyptian Sphinxes Exposes Them to Potential Environmental Damage, Experts Fear | The Weather Channel

10 Magnificent Examples Of Ancient Egyptian Architecture; Nathaniel Whelan; World Atlas

The following is a list of ten most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture that are a must-see while visiting the Land of the Pharaohs.

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IoT adds preservation support for Tutankhamun’s tomb in Valley of the Kings; Joe O’Halloran; Computer Weekly

Geological research project deploys internet of things technology to ensure ancient Egyptian heritage site maintains structural stability.

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Al Khalifa condemns the transfer of the sphinxes from Karnak Temple to Tahrir square; Egypt Today

Chair of the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, has condemned the transfer of the four sphinxes from Luxor’s Karnak Temple will be placed in Tahrir Square.

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Arab Regional Center for World Heritage Condemns Transfer of Sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir; Egyptian Streets

Chair of the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, has condemned the transfer of antiquities from Luxor’s…

Source: Arab Regional Center for World Heritage Condemns Transfer of Sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir

Arab Regional Center for World Heritage Condemns Transfer of Sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir; Egyptian Streets

Chair of the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, has condemned the transfer of antiquities from Luxor’s…

Source: Arab Regional Center for World Heritage Condemns Transfer of Sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir

MP submits urgent letter rejecting transfer of Luxor sphinxes to Tahrir Square; Al-Masry Al-Youm; Egypt Independent

An Egyptian MP has submitted an urgent statement addressing Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal, rejecting the controversial transfer of an obelisk and Karnak Temple statues from Luxor to Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Source: MP submits urgent letter rejecting transfer of Luxor sphinxes to Tahrir Square – Egypt Independent

US-Egyptian Venture Reveals Splendors of Luxor Tombs; Hamada Elrasam; VoA

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Six must see places in Africa; Vivianne Wandera; Standard Media

Africa is known for being rich in history and for its role in the cradle of mankind…

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Celebrating International Heritage Day on Luxor Apr.18; Egypt Today

The Ministry of Antiquities will announce archaeological discovery in Luxor in presence of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany on April 18 which coincides with the International Heritage Day.

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The best World Heritage Sites you can visit on a cruise; Murray Garrard; Telegraph

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Ancient Egyptian temples: Historic monuments or wedding halls?; Sonia Farid; Al Arabiya

In October, two wedding parties were held at two of Egypt’s most renowned ancient landmarks…

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Why You Need to Visit Egypt Now – Amazing Value and Luxury; Sarah; Point Me to the Plane

Egypt’s allure is its mystery. Recently featured by several of my suppliers, I wouldn’t be surprised to see tourism skyrocket soon. If you’re seeking value…

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Egypt – Emerging Luxury and Excellent Value, Why You Need to Go Now; Sarah; Point Me to the Plane

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The Valley of the Kings, Egypt: The Complete Guide; Jessica MacDonald; TripSavvy

Egypt – Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

With a name that encapsulates all of the grandeur of Egypt’s ancient past, the Valley of the Kings is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s located on the west bank of the Nile, directly across the river from the ancient city of Thebes (now known as Luxor). Geographically, the valley is unremarkable; but beneath its barren surface lie more than 60 rock-cut tombs, created between the 16th and 11th centuries BC to house the deceased pharaohs of the New Kingdom.

The valley comprises two distinct arms — the West Valley and the East Valley. The majority of the tombs are located in the latter arm. Although almost all of them were looted in antiquity, the murals and hieroglyphs that cover the walls of the royal tombs provide an invaluable insight into the funerary rituals and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians.

The Valley in Ancient Times

After years of extensive study, most historians believe that the Valley of the Kings was used as a royal burial ground from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC — a period of almost 500 years.

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Egyptian mummy and ancient treasures ‘in near perfect condition’ discovered in 3,500-year-old tomb; Edmund Bower; Independent

Egypt – Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Findings believed to date back to 18th dynasty, in what experts are calling ‘the discovery of the year’

The Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities announced on Saturday the discovery of two ancient tombs at the necropolis of Draa Abou Naga, part of the Unesco World Heritage site of Thebes, near the Nile city of Luxor.

The occupants of the private tombs are as of yet unknown but believed by the ministry to date back to the 18th dynasty (1550BC to 1292BC). It’s the latest find of a series of discoveries in Draa Abou Naga, and Egypt in general, after the minister Khaled Alnani announced at the beginning of 2017 that it would be “a year of discoveries”.

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Mummy Discovered in Ancient Tombs in Egypt; Nariman El-Mofty; National Geographic

Egypt – Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

The final resting places of two ancient officials contain colorful grave goods, an elaborate mural, and linen-wrapped human remains.

Egyptian officials today announced the discovery and excavation of two tombs found in the necropolis of Dra’ Abu el-Naga in Luxor. The tombs, dated to the 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 B.C.) belonged to officials who likely served here at the ancient capital of Thebes, now a UNESCO world heritage site.

The tombs were surveyed and numbered by German Egyptologist Friederike Kampp-Seyfried in the 1990s. At the time, the tomb known as Kampp 161 was never opened, while the tomb identified as Kampp 150 was only excavated to its entrance. The tombs were recently re-discovered and excavated by Egyptian archaeologists.

The names of the officials buried in the tombs remains unknown, as no inscriptions bearing the names of the tombs’ occupants have yet been found.

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A Little Bit of Lovely Luxor; Ellen Burne; TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

Egypt – Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

After exploring a fair bit of Cairo, I was pretty ready to escape the madness and head somewhere slightly more chilled out. After mulling over my options, I decided that Luxor would be an excellent choice.

I had more of a time budget than a money budget on this particular trip, so instead of spending hours on a train, I chose to get there via a very quick domestic flight. Luckily, domestic flights are very affordable in Egypt!

In just a little over an hour after taking off from Cairo, I had landed in Luxor.

I only had a few days with which to explore Luxor, so I was quick to dump my backpack and start exploring.

The Valley of The Kings

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