place - site in Upper Egypt that served as administrative and religious center for New Kingdom Egypt. Now called " Luxor" (from Arabic al-Uqsuur - "The Palaces").
During the 18th Dynasty (ca. 1550 - 1295 B.C.), the city of Weset was founded by Amenhotep I; better known by its Greek name, Thebes, it became the heart of the country. It was at this time that the Great Temple of Amon in Karnak became the country's most important religious center and the royal necropolises were excavated in he Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
city in southern Egypt that was a major administrative center; site of the great temple of Amun at Karnak
Temple of karnak at Thebes An important capital city in Upper Egypt for hundreds of years, Thebes is home to two of Egypt's most famous and magnificent temples Karnak and Luxor. Many pharaohs, including Tutankhamen, were buried near Thebes in the Valley of the Kings.
an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BC; today the archeological remains include include many splendid temples and tombs
an ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC
The ancient name for the city of Luxor.
Ancient name for the modern city of Luxor.