Containing nearly the third of the world's antiquities, Luxor is considered the greatest outdoor museum in the world. It remained the seat of power from 2100 to 750 B.C.
Luxor is a part of ancient Thebes that was described as the City of One Hundred Gates by the renowned Greek Poet Homer. Impressed by its magnificent edifices and huge buildings, the Arabs called Luxor "the City of Palaces".
Situated 670 km south of Cairo, Luxor still attracts hordes of visitors from all over the world to enjoy the monuments of the eternal city and its temples with their towering pillars on the two banks of the Nile.