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Stunning Tour to Seti I, Merenptah Mortaury Temples & Howard Carter House in Luxor West Bank. Welcome to the grand tour of ancient Egyptian splendor! Prepare to embark on a virtual journey through time as we explore the magnificent Seti I and Merenptah Mortuary Temples, along with a visit to the renowned Howard Carter House. Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating legends of ancient Egypt as we delve into the architectural marvels and archaeological wonders preserved within these sacred sites.
You will meet your tour guide at your hotel to commence your tour to the West Bank of Luxor. Your first stop will be at the Mortuary Temple of Seti I. The Mortuary Temple of Seti I was built during the 19th Dynasty of the New Kingdom and served as a funerary complex dedicated to the pharaoh Seti I. The temple was constructed to house the pharaoh’s cult and to ensure his successful journey into the afterlife. It features impressive architectural elements, including intricate carvings and reliefs depicting religious scenes and the pharaoh’s military conquests. Despite being partially destroyed over the centuries, the Mortuary Temple of Seti I remains a significant archaeological site, providing valuable insights into ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and artistic achievements.
From the Mortuary Temple of Seti I to the Mortuary Temple of Merenptah. This temple was badly damaged and recently restored by the Swiss Institute of Archaeology with collaboration of Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities. This monument was built in several phases which, starting from a simple initial plan, reorganised, then innovative structures added.
End your tour at the House of Howard Carter. Across the mesmerizing west bank of Luxor, resides the house of the British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the man who led the team excavating the tomb of Tutankhamun. The house where he lived during the years of this mission remain until today and has become a touristic site that many would like to visit.
Transfer back to your hotel.