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The temple of Luxor is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank. King Amenhotep III who reigned 1390-53 BC built this beautiful temple and dedicated it to Amon-Re, king of the gods.This temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. It was completed by Tutankhamun and and added to by Ramses II. Towards the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great. During the Christian era the temple's hall was converted into a Christian church, and the remains of another Coptic church can be seen to the west. Then for thousands of years, the temple was buried beneath the streets and houses of the town of Luxor. Eventually the mosque of Sufi Shaykh Yusuf Abu al-Hajjaj was built over it. This mosque was preserved when the temple was uncovered and forms an integral part of the site today.
Started the tour to the West Bank. As I entered the Valleys of the Kings, I passed Deir El Medina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. I visited the colonnaded temple that was uniquely dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut. During lunch, i cruised towards the ancient cities of Esna and Edfu. Disembark in Edfu to visit the remarkably well preserved Temple of Horus. Enjoyed an overnight stay on the cruise.
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