Karnak Open Air Museum, Luxor

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Tour an ancient Egyptian royal burial site showcasing ancient stonemasonry skills at Karnak Open Air Museum, an archeological museum. A collection of small shrines and temples reconstructed after their conservation remain buried in sand. The site features well-preserved white shrine of Sesostris I, the red shrine of Hatshepsut made of red quartzite blocks, and the alabaster chapel of Amenhotep II made of calcite. A collection of statuaries and an urban unit with mud brick walls of Saito-Persian period are also part of the museum. To visit Karnak Open Air Museum and get the most from your holiday in Luxor, create itinerary details personal to you using our Luxor trip planning app .
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  • Next to a mosque. During the visit there was a funeral. Already seen several Egyptian temples yet they are not monotous. The colossi at the entrance of Luxor Temple are spectacular.
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  • My experience in Egypt was increasing day by day trying to explore it in the same way as its civilization grew so we started from the south along the Nile River, in Abusimbel,Aswan,luxor and finally Cairo. Luxor represents how important it was because not only are the temples of Karnak and luxor but also the Valleys of Kings and Queens. Luxor is divided by the Nile River in two, West Bank and East Bank. In the East Bank we find both the Temple of Luxor and Karnak as well as the Luxor Museum and the famous Souk. So the visit to these places are super important. However in the West Bank, we find the valleys of the Queens and the Kings where we find the tombs where these royal figures were aware, let us remember that death for this civilization was as important as life. So this review will be for the rumba of Ramses III,I will try to expand it according to the places you visit. The emotion invaded me, it was the first grave i was going to go down to, I remind you that the heat in that month is unbearable, however when you encountered the explosion of colors in that place I could not help thinking that they were almost 4 thousand years old. It is a marvel the painting, the account of the book of the dead, the sarcophages and the mummies. When you buy your entrance ticket to the Valley of Kings you have the right to visit 3 clear tombs if you want to visit the tutankamon, you pay a different ticket. They are a bit fitting as for example the entrance to the tomb of Sethy I is worth about 100 dollars, it has a great history just like nefertari's in the Valley of queens. I'll talk about her later. So this will be the introduction to the archaeological sites of Luxor. When you see those wonders, no matter what you've paid, you see your intellect, your heart fills with that beauty n tours, in Luxor it's even on the way out of the Souk and they treat you well honest enough for what you can find
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