Luxor was the site of the ancient Egyptian city
of Thebes, and is often referred to as the world's greatest open air
museum. On the East Bank, amongst the many ruins, are the great temple at
Karnak which was the most important temple of Egypt right until the end of
antiquity. Also the Luxor Temple, Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum
are on this Bank. Across the Nile on the West Bank, lie monuments, temples
and tombs, and here you will find theValley of the Kings and the Valley
of the Queens, Tombs of the Nobles, Colossi of Memnon and much more. One
of the more spectacular sites is The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Hatshepsut was the first queen to rule over ancient Egypt and many people,
including other royal members, objected to the idea of having a female
rule over Egypt. Through many achievements, she was able to prove her
abilitiy and went on to become one of the most important and successful
rulers of Egypt throughout history.