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Fabulous tour to Ramesseum Temple, Nobles Tombs and Deir El-Madinah in Luxor. Embark on a captivating tour to explore the ancient wonders of Ramesseum Temple, the Nobles Tombs, and Deir el-Medina. Immerse yourself in the rich history and archaeological treasures of ancient Egypt as you delve into these remarkable sites.
Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
Children from 12 years are considered adults
You will meet your guide at your hotel reception to commence your tour to Ramesseum Temple.
Begin your tour to Ramesseum Temple on the West Bank of Luxor. TheRamesseum Templeis the funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt for about 67 years (1279-1213 BC). The name or at least its French form, Ramesseum was coined by Jean Francois Champollion, who visited the ruins of the site in 1829.
The temple is famous for its 17-meter seated statue of Ramses II (of which only fragments remain), it was dedicated to the god Amun and the deceased king. The design of the Ramesseum Temple adheres to the standard canons of New Kingdom temple architecture. Oriented northwest and southeast. The temple itself is comprised of two stone pylons (gateways, some 60 m wide), one after the other, each leading into a courtyard. Beyond the second courtyard, at the center of the complex, was a covered 48-column Hypostyle Hall, surrounding the inner sanctuary.
Your second stop of your tour to Ramesseum Temple is at the Tombs of Nobles. The Tombs of Nobles are scattered in different areas on the west bank of Luxor, for example, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna and Khokha just opposite of the Ramesseum temple, Dra Abu El-Naga, and Asassif nearby Hatshepsut’s Temple and Qurent Maraei just opposite of the Colossi of Memnon.
The tombs of Nobles are visited as a set/group of tombs, and the main subject of the reliefs is everyday life in Ancient Egypt.
You will end your tour to Ramesseum Temple at Deir El-Madinah. Around 4 km south of the Kings Valley lies the Valley of the Artisans or Deir El-Madinah. The region was given the name Deir El-Madinah or (City Monastery) when its temple was converted to a monastery. The town had been devoted to the Kings’ Valley craftsmen and their families. The community is one of the few still extant ancient settlements. It has more than 74 houses and is divided into two major parts or suburbs. Transfer back to your hotel.
This tour to Ramesseum Temple, Nobles Tombs and Deir El-Madina promises to immerse you in the rich history, culture, and architectural marvels of ancient Egypt. It will leave you with a profound appreciation for the remarkable civilization that once thrived in Luxor. Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and awe as you witness the timeless beauty and grandeur of these extraordinary sites.