World Heritage #0087 – Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (Luxor)

Last updated Dec 15, 2021 | Published on Jan 7, 2005Egypt, Middle East and Africa, World Heritage Sites

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The UNESCO World Heritage List includes more than a thousand properties with outstanding universal value. They are all part of the world’s cultural and natural heritage.


Official facts

Country: Egypt

Date of Inscription: 1979

Category: Cultural site

UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s short description of site no. 87:

“Thebes, the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height.”


My visit

Going down the Nile on a cruise ship for three days in 2005 we ended our voyage in Luxor. There we had the great pleasure of visiting the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and both temples inside Luxor town: The Karnak and the Luxor Temple.

Read more about my visit.

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