Luxor Sightseeing. Tours
Luxor Sightseeing Tours, excursions in Luxor
Luxor was the capital of Upper Egypt during the era of the modern state, and it was the glorious city of Amun, who later became the god Amun-Ra. The city of Thebes was known as the city of the hundred gates, and sometimes south of Heliopolis, to distinguish it from the city of Heliopolis, which was the main center of the worship of the god Ra in the north.
The importance of the city of Thebes began to appear during the era of the eleventh dynasty when it grew as a prosperous city through the Egyptian Nubian race, and was famous for its high social status and luxury, as well as the center of wisdom, art, religion and political superiority.
Luxor’s current name came after the Islamic conquest of Egypt, when the Arabs were dazzled by the splendor of its palaces and the majesty of its edifices. They called it by this name, which is the plural of the word (palace). The Greek poet Homer mentioned it in the ninth hymn of the Iliad.