There are outlines of all the major temples, tombs and monuments sites such as the Deir el Medina and the Colossi of Memnon plus an introduction to the Pharaonic Dynasties and the Gods and Goddesses of the time. More detailed outline biographies have been given of Luxor's most important Pharaohs, Viziers and most influential deities. There are literally thousands of tombs in Luxor in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens together with the tombs of the Nobles spread about the Theban Hills but only a few of them are open to the public. All are in the care of the Supreme Council for Antiquities under the guidance of Dr. Zahi Hawass.
Luxor rose in significance during the Middle Kingdom but there are archaeological examples in the area that pre-date this time. Some temples have undergone massive reconstruction work over the last century which gives the visitor an indication of their former glory to marvel at and enjoy. We have included a Photo Gallery of photos of the ancient sites that were taken at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. Just click on a link