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The Mighty Luxor Temple MUST VISIT 🇪🇬 معبد الأقصر

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The Luxor temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then some more elements were added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC).
At the back there even is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC).
Then for thousands of years, the temple was buried beneath the streets and houses of Luxor.
Although the mud-brick houses and palaces of Thebes have disappeared, its stone temples have survived. The most beautiful of these is the temple of Luxor. It is close to the Nile and laid out parallel to the riverbank.
The temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day.
During the Christian era, the temple’s hypostyle hall was converted into a Christian church, and the remains of another Coptic church can be seen to the west.
There were 2 obelisks at the front of the temple but one was removed and exchanged for a clock tower with Paris so the obelisk went to paris and Egypt got a clock tower that is in Cairo.
There is an ancient avenue called avenue of sphinxes that goes from Karnak temple (see previous video) to Luxor Temple, it’s currently being under renovation but one can walk 3km from one temple to another in a straight line along the Nile once the renovation is completed, is thought that there were approximately 1350 sphinxes on this road.
This road was used once a year during the Opet festival when the Egyptians paraded along it carrying the statues of Amun and Mut in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. At Luxor temple Amun was magically transformed into Min the god of fertility.
The construction of the Avenue of Sphinxes begun during the New Kingdom and finished during 30th Dynasty rule of Nectanebo I (380-362 BC).
The road was renovated by the Ptolemaic Queen Cleopatra (51-30 BC) and later used by the Romans. Recently 850 sphinx fragmented have been discovered along a section of Sphinx road built Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC).



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Egypt really feels like going a step back in timeline

Author — A A.R

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Could not stop admiring and amaze at those ancient monuments..Really spectacular..

Author — Idah Md Sallehz

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Welcome to Egypt (the mother of the land) om eldonia

Author — Ebn elaraby

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Obelisk is really a mysterious thing..is it like the communication tower for ancient time? 🧐😅

Author — A A.R

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# "Saudade" this is what this kind of places give me, especially at dusk.. 😢

Author — Lendme N i

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Thanks for sharing n showing d incredible Luxor Temple in Egypt. What an amazing architecture, history n legacy.

Author — Yasin Affandi

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Wow yummy strawberries really big 👍🏻 I heard birds chirping quite busy the sound of the birds 😂😂 I will never get bored with this history of Egypt love it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Author — Lynia65

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Wow that street vendor still at that weighing machine. what an ancient stuff

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❤️❤️ this Vlog! Both of you nailed it during sunset!🌄💪🏻🦾👍🏻 History lesson made easier & authentic!5️⃣🌟

Author — Joyce Tan

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Thx for the upload guys :) Glad youre well.

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Nice place... Like we back to the Ancient world

Author — brilliant vision

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The columns are awesome and facinating, just like travelling through time capsule to ancient time.

Author — Judy Oh

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Great to see you guys again, look well and happy traveling

Author — Paul Choo

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Hello Travelgramers, long time no see !

Author — Mr Lonely

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Amazing Luxor shadows of them r also mighty nice 👍🏾 vlog

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Hello Joao and Cristiana! How are you? Lovely temple and at night looks so beautiful and mystical...😍❤️💕

Author — Kellie.

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I love history of egypt ... so amazing
Waiting for next video from both of you

Author — Hazem mohamed ibrahim abdalla Abdalla

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😊 many of such same temples in Egypt. Next would like to see the people's culture. 🤗

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Wow! Love to see both of u again.Tnx for sharing amazing videos. Have a safe & happy journey. Much ❤

Author — irhamshah3

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As always... I'm late to the party again Yup, For a person who is into architecture, ....The details just mind-blowing.... Just have to imagine the cravings people did during those days with no modern machinery... Stay safe, happy exploring..

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