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Luxor for first time visitors, Egypt

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Luxor is one of the oldest cities in the world, with over 7000 years old. It is situated on the border of the river Nil in the center of Egypt, in a fertile area, on the place of the huge capital of the New Empire, it is the city with 100 gates of Homer. The city has only 70 000 inhabitants, but it is Called the city of temples.

In this city we can see the Temple of Luxor, Temple of Amon from Karnak, wich is one of the main tourist attractions of this city, because its is very well preserved, the row of pillars of Amenhotep the third, the famous necropolis of Theba, Karnak temple this last monument hosts the largest group of historical monuments.

It is believed that construction began in the tenth dynasty. Called also the Dead's City, Luxor was always the place of funerals. In the King's Valle there were discovered till nou 64 graves, 18 of being opened for visitors.

 

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3. May 25, 2002 What to know about Cairo (Cairo)

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As per the census of year 1999 the city of Luxor had the population of around 376000 inhabitants and the area of stretch for this city is around 416 kilometer square. This huge size is the reason why you will find the city not heavily crowded thus giving you the peace of mind which many metro cities might not have. The population density for Luxor is around 900 locals per kilometer square.Luxor Travel Guide - Transport Facilities It was the year 1998 when a huge bridge was constructed which connected the West Bank to the East Bank thus linking Luxor with most neighboring major cities. The city also has its own international airport which is... Read more »

 
 
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What to know about the Kheops Pyramid - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Great Pyramid of Gizeh, is one of the seven wonders, the oldest and still the only one that survived the passage of time. Until the Eiffel Tower was built, this monument was the highest in the world for 43 centuries. Initially had a... Read more »

What to know about Cairo - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Cairo, the largest city in Africa, is the capital of Egypt, has a population approximated at 15 million and covers an area of 453 square km. It is situated in the border of the river Nil at 161 km from the Mediterranean Sea at the edge of... Read more »

 
 

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