Sunday, 15 May 2016

What is new to see in Luxor?

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What is new to see in Luxor?

There have been many discoveries in Luxor over the past few years but
what is there for the tourist to see? Funnily enough there is a lot
that has been opened or made accessible.

  • TT 110 of “the Chief Royal Butler of Queen Hatshepsut, Djehuty” which is located at Sheikh Abdel Qurna Area, on Luxor west bank.
  • Imn Nakht (TT 218); Nebenmaat (TT 219) and Kha’Emteri (TT 220) who
    held the same title: “Servant in the Place of Truth” during the reign of
    King Ramsess II located at Deir El-Medina.
  • TT 40 of ” Imn hotep – Hwy” Viceroy of King Tutankhamun in Kush and
    Governor of the South Lands, Tomb TT 277 of ” Imnement” Divine Father of
    Imn hotep III palace, and Tomb TT 278 of ” Amunemheb” Herdsman of Amun
    Re in the New Kingdom at Qurnet Murrai
  • Another tomb that has recently opened is TT41, this is on the Nakht and Meena ticket and costs 30LE. Amenemopet called Ipy, whose title was Chief Steward of Amun in the Southern City. He dates to the time of Ramesses I, Sethi I and Ramesses II from the Nineteenth dynasty of Egypt
  • TT148 Amenemope is added to the Roy and Shu Roy ticket which costs 20Le. There is a very full description on the Osirisnet website and you can also get the recent Australian publication.
  •  Photography is now allowed at Luxor Museum
  • Restoration of the mosque at Luxor temple exposed the old structure of the temple
  • Carter House and Tutankhamun tomb replica are available to visit
  • Mut temple at Karnak is now open a separate ticket
  • Opet temple at Karnak has been restored and can be visited
  • Deir el Shelwit, the Roman temple is also restored and open
  • Northern colossus of Amenhotep III have been restored and re-errected
  • Sphinx Alley can be viewed
  • Solar Complex at Hatshepsut Temple on the top tier is now open

Time to come back!!!


tonic said...

Hello Jane, you're sure for Opet temple at Karnak ? with good lights inside ? and Khonsu temple opens ?

Jane Akshar said...

Khonsu has been open for a while and I had some guests that went round Opet about 8 months ago

Nad said...

Can one only visit the replica of Tutankamuns tomb and not the original in Valley of the Kings

Jane Akshar said...

This blog post is about new things to see. Currently the original tomb is open, this may change

PerpetualStudent86 said...

Thanks for the update. I am planning my next visit in November and would like to see as many of the newly opened sites as possible but wouldn't know where to start without this list.

Jane Akshar said...

Glad to have been of service