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Luxor
 

- One of the most Egyptian city in the ancient age. And was known in the old Egyptian texts with name (Tabet) which means the sacred place then it was known in the Greok tects with (yetbay) or (tebay) and from this name derived all the aords which refer to Thebes.
- Thebes was relete province (Waset ) this was god ( Monto) which refer to the falcon.
- After the Arab conquest when the Arabs visited the city they belive that its temple resemble to the place so they called it (Luxor). Luxor city extend to long age, to be witness for the Egyptian grandeur since seven hundred years, which can side open museum in ages before he date till the recent age.
- Luxor city located among the south province in upper Egypt, between two latitude lines 36-25 north and 33-32 east and far from Egypt with
• 670 kilometers south of Cairo
• 220 kilometers north Aswan
• 280 kilometers south west Hurghada.
- Luxor city divide from two parts: the east bank and the west bank separate by the Nile. The east bank was called the city of the lives in the ancient pharoses age, where located the religions temples and the kings palaces and the public. Which the west bank was called the city of the deads where located the tombs and the mortuary temples.
The most important monuments in Luxor city divided into to parts:
- The east bank : was established the mortuary and the religions temples.
- The west bank: they established their tombs and funerary temples because they belive that resurrection would come from the sun set to the west.

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