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Visit the magnificent Luxor Temple in Egypt

Enjoy a live interactive session learning about the Luxor Temple, one of Egypt's most coveted monuments

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 25     Destination : Egypt  

Category : Tours & Experiences     Recommended For : Schools

Overview

Luxor is a small city in the city of Cairo, and the grandeur of its world famous Luxor Temple is like no other. If you’re looking to feed your knowledge of the ancient Egyptian civilisation, and get a glimpse into what life was like in that period, join us for an inspiring tour of Luxor Temple.

With a history spanning over many centuries, archaeologists divide ancient Egyptian history into three main periods. While Cairo was the capital in the Old and Middle Kingdoms, Luxor was the capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom which began around 1550 BC. The whole monument in Luxor dates back to that period. Each city in Egypt had a main God, and in Luxor, it was the Sun God Amun. Together with his consort Goddess Mut and their son Khonsu, they are known as the Holy Trio of Luxor.

Luxor Temple begins at the Sphinx Avenue, and that’s precisely where our tour starts too. The God Amun-Ra originally lived in Karnak, nearly 2km from Luxor. So, that holy path, as it was often known, was lined on both sides with human-headed sphinxes that stand still today. As we proceed towards the entrance of the temple, you’ll notice it flanked on both sides by a typical Egyptian pylon and the symbol of the Sun God, an obelisk. Once inside the temple, be prepared to be awed by the seven pairs of massive columns that lead to an open-air courtyard bordered by multiple pillars that stand tall.

One of the most interesting facts of this temple is that it wasn’t built by just one person or one generation. Various kings and dynasties from the Arab, Roman and Greek empires were involved in adding on the many structures inside this monument. Our knowledgeable native host will delight you with stories on the many inscriptions and sunken relief that you’ll see inside.

School children will be fascinated to see evidences of the advancements and foresight that the Egyptians were known for, and this session on the Luxor Temple couldn’t be a better choice to cement their knowledge about life in ancient Egypt.<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal 0 false false false EN-IN X-NONE X-NONE </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} </style> <![endif]-->

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Your Presenter

  Amr Ali Hassan
Amr holds a post graduate degree in Tourism and a Masters in monuments from the Cairo University. An accomplished Egyptologist, Amr has been guiding tours in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and leading Nile cruises for over two decades. Amr has worked as an Egyptologist in both the Luxor and Toud temples during which time he has been associated with various exciting projects including;

The Egyptian  _ French mission at Ramsum Temple: 2012,
Chicago House epigraphic survey TT (107) :2013
Hungary mission El_khokhha tombs: 2014
Italian university excavation at Amonophes the 2nd Temple: 2015.
German archaeological institute at magazine: 2016.
German university of Munich at El  Assasef: 2018.

How it works

This tour has been designed specially for school children. This is a group tour that accommodates up to 25 children at a time. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session. Children and teachers can log in from their individual classes or congregate in one single class/hall and access the tour via the link provided.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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