Budget and cheap day trip in Luxor visiting Temples of Habu the Valley of the Workers and Valley of the Queens in Luxor includes all the pick up and drop off transfers, entrance fees, water, Snacks and accompanied by the certified Spanish speaking tour guide.
Book Online Excursion to the temples of Habu, Valley of the Queens with Nefertari Tours Egypt
At 7:00 am Pick up from your hotel or Nile cruise in Luxor by our guide and transfer by private A / C vehicle to the West Bank of the Nile, where you will visit Medinat Habu , it is an archaeological site located near the feet of the hills of Thebes on the west bank of the River Nile, opposite the modern city of Luxor, Egypt.
Although other structures are found within the area, the location is today almost exclusively associated with the mortuary temple of Ramses III.The temple is some 150 meters long, is of orthodox design, and closely resembles the funerary temple of Ramses. II (the Ramesseum).
It is very well preserved and surrounded by a massive mud brick enclosure, which may have been fortified. The original entrance is through a fortified house gate, known as a migdol (and resembles an Asian fortress). The name at least is from its French form, Rhamesséion – it was coined by Jean-François Champollion, who visited the site’s ruins in 1829 and first identified the hieroglyphs that make up the names and titles of Ramses on the walls.
It was originally called the Million Year House of Usermaatra-Setepenra which links Thebes-the-city in the domain of Amun.
You can also visit other temples inside the Habu Temple such as the Temple of Amun dating from the 18th Dynasty, built by Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III. It has undergone many alterations and modifications in recent years, partly in the 20th, 25th, 26th, 29th and 30th dynasties and the Greco-Roman period.
Then you will continue your tour to Deir el Medina , known as The Valley of the Workers . Deir el-Medina is an ancient Egyptian town, which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period (ca. 1550 to 1080 BC) The paintings seem so strawberries and well preserved.
To end the day tour with a visit to the Valley of the Queens. It is a place where the wives of the pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, which means – “the place of the Pharaoh’s children”, because together with the Queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties (1550 to 1070 BC) many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility.
The graves of these individuals were kept by funerary priests who performed daily rituals and provided offerings and prayers for the deceased nobility. The valley is located near the better known Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor). This arid area in the western hills was chosen because of its relative isolation and proximity to the capital.
The kings of the 18 dynasty, rather than building pyramids as traditional burial chambers (perhaps due to their vulnerability to grave robbers), now chose to be buried in rock-cut tombs to preserve it and disorient looters.
At the end Transfer back to your hotel in luxor
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