Trips in the north of Luxor


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Beni Hasan

The rock tombs of Beni Hasan


Type:       Tombs

Built:       between 2200 and 1900 BC

Builder:   local nobles


Approximately 20 km south of Al-Minya and 430 km north of Luxor there are 39 tombs of the nobles from the time around 2200 – 1900 before Christ. These graves are famous for their painted scenes from the everyday life of ancient Egypt. So you can admire scenes with artisans and wrestlers.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 1 day,  Ship: 4 days

Booking-ID: L0150


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Al Ashmunin / Hermopolis Magna

Hermopolis Magna


Type:       Tombs Area, city ruins

Built      arround 2500 BC


Near the village of Al Ashmunin (420 km north of Luxor) are the ruins of the former capital of the 15th Egyptian province. The settlements date back to the year 2500 BC.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 1 day,  Ship: 4 days

Booking-ID: L0140


Tell el Armarna

Tell el Armarna


Type:      City ruins

Built:      1346 BC

Builder:  Akhenaten


About 424 kilometers north of Luxor, we arrive at the small village of Armarna, which is quite midway between these Al-Minya and Asyut. Here you will find the ruins of Achet-Aton, the home of the famous Pharaoh Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti and probably the place where Tut-Anch-Amun grew up.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 1 day, Ship: 4 days

Booking-ID: L0130


Sohag / Abydos

Abydos


Type:     Several temples

Built:     3300 BC

Builder: Narmer, 1. Pharao of 1. dynasty


The city of Sohag is located about 180 kilometers north of Luxor. There you will find the archaeologically significant Abydos. In Abydos one finds the oldest traces of Egyptian culture from pre-Dynastic times. In November 2016 installations were found there, which date back to the year 3300 BC and thus are older than 5000 years.

In addition to an immense number of tombs from pre- and early Dynastic times in the Umm el-Qaab and Kom el-Sultan sites, the most important are the Osiron (a temple from the 19th Dynasty dedicated to the god of the dead Osiris) and the dead temple of Setho the First of which is about 3300 years old. The temple of Sethos the First is mainly famous for its so-called royal gallery. The names of all Pharaohs, known at that time, were carved in stone.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 1 day, Ship: 2 days

Booking-ID: L0120


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Qena / Dandara

Dandara


Type:     Temple

Built:      2600 BC

Builder: Cheops, 2. Pharao of 4. dynasty


Not far from the city of Qina, 85 kilometers north of Luxor is the temple of Dandarah. Originally built in the Old Kingdom (2700 to 2200 BC), the temple was rebuilt by the Ptolemies in late Egyptian times. The reconstruction lasted for almost two centuries and was only completed by the Romans. The temple is superbly preserved and an absolute sight.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 0,5 day, Ship: 1 days

Booking-ID: L0110


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Hurghada

Hurghada


Type: City


From Luxor to Hurghada it is about 300 km to the north east or 4 hours by coach. The city with its 160,000 inhabitants is THE tourist center on the Red Sea. The largest share of tourism are visitors from Russia, England and Germany. In addition to the historic old town, this seaside resort offers all kinds of water sports such as diving or jet-sky and is ideal for those who would like to enjoy the classic spoil-bathing holiday (also following a historic round trip).

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road: 4 hours

Booking-ID: L0100


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