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.
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.
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.
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.
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).