As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of tourists from all around the world arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing greatly to the economy of the modern city.
Sights of modern-day Luxor
Medinet Habu (memorial temple of Ramesses III)
The Ramesseum (memorial temple of Ramesses II)
Deir el-Medina (workers' village)
Malkata (palace of Amenophis III)
Colossi of Memnon (memorial temple of Amenophis III)
The minaret of the old mosque of esna is 1000 years old It is one of the oldest minarets in Islamic Egypt, Fatimid. It was built under the orders of Saad Al Dawla Tag Al Ma'aly Zu El Ezz bin Hossam abo Mansour Sartken Al Gyoshy, in the year 474 AH, according to the Kufic script on it. The original mosque disappeared and was rebuilt more than once and the base of the minaret had a lot of changes. On the base is a beautiful sundial made by Khalil Effendi Ibrahim, architect of the astronomical map dates back to the year 1287 AH.
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