Ancient Cities - Luxor / West Thebes, Egypt

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Visited: Late Feb

This is the honeypot of Middle Egypt history, with a multitude of tombs and temples to explore. It's worth trying to get even a basic understanding of a handful of hieroglyphics and a good guide or guidebook to bring the sites back to life.
Luxor / West Thebes - Egypt
Deir el-Bahri (Temple of Hatshepsut - 15th Ct BC) below Theban Hills, Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 20-Feb-99, E710

Tuthmosis III giving wine to Khonsu in Temple of Anubis, within Temple of Hatshepsut (15th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 20-Feb-99, E711

Nile Valley from Theban Hills above Temple of Hatshepsut, Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 20-Feb-99, E713

Theban Hills leading down to Nile Valley at Luxor from above Temple of Hatshepsut, Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 20-Feb-99, E714

Colossus of Memnon (14th Ct BC) and Theban Hills, Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 20-Feb-99, E715

Feet of Amun (R) and Ramses III (L) above Ramses III catouche - nomen (MR), in Medinet Habu (12th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E717

Black granite Sekhmet (Godess of Violence) at gatehouse to Medinet Habu (Mortuary temple of Ramses III - 12th Ct BC) , Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E716

Ramses III cartouche (R) followed by 'Son of Ra' and baboons worshipping barque of Ra in sanctuary nr Hypostyle Hall of Medinet Habu (12th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E718

Numbered inventory on outside of First Court of Medinet Habu (12th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E719

Left bicep of fallen Ramses II (with cartouche inscribed 'King of Kings') in Ramesseum (13th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E720

Fallen colossus of Ramses II and portico statues of Osiris in Ramesseum (13th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E721

Hypostyle columns and Dra’Abul Naga village, with Ramses II cartouches (bottom), in Ramesseum (13th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E722

Sekhmet (Far R) presenting Ramses II (receiving Ankh) to enthroned Amun and Mut standing behind, at end of Hypostyle Hall, Ramesseum (13th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E723

Obelisk of Tuthmosis II (15th Ct BC) from Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Amun, Temple of Karnak (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E726

View along central aisle of Hypostyle Hall, Ramesseum (13th Ct BC), Theban Necropolis (S), Qina, Egypt, 21-Feb-99, E724

Granite hieroglyphics and obelisk of Tuthmosis II (15th Ct BC) from Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Amun, Temple of Karnak (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E727

Sanctuary (Near R), with Hatshepsut’s Obelisk (15th Ct BC) behind and Tuthmosis II Obelisk (far behind) leading to Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Amun, Temple of Karnak (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E730

Avenue of the Sphinxes (4th Ct BC) and mosque, Luxor Temple (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E731

Third Pylon of Temple of Amun behind Tuthmosis II obelisk (15th Ct BC) from underneath Forth Pylon, Temple of Karnak (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E728

Ramses II and colonade of Amenophis III (14th Ct BC, with Calyx/Lotus Capitals), Luxor Temple (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E732

Ramses II (14th Ct BC) at entrance to Colonade of Amenophis III (15th Ct BC), with Jupiter/Venus conjunction at 16:33 UTC (1 degree separation), Luxor Temple (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E735

Great Court of Amenophis III (15th Ct BC), surrounded by columns with papyrus bud capitals, Luxor Temple (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E734

Hapy binding the two Lands of Egypt (North to R - Papyrus of Delta, and South to L - Lotus of Upper Egypt), Luxor Temple (S), Qina, Egypt, 22-Feb-99, E736