Egypt > Luxor City & Misc West Bank
Images in this gallery cover modern Luxor, general agriculture and photos not specific to other groups such as the recent excavations of the Sphinx Avenue, the alabaster factory and workers and the residential houses bordering the various roads to the main sites. It also includes the balloon flights and views from the balloon.

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Balloons Over Luxor EG053605JHP 
 Luxor River Nile Hot Air Balloons Dawn Mist Egypt Theban taken from the east bank at the Nile Romance berth on the morning of departure from a Nile cruise and a regular morning site as visitors glide over the west bank. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, West Bank, East Bank, Thebes, Theban, hills, balloons, dawn, mist, water, landscape, hot, air, flying, climbing, soaring
Luxor Alabaster EG006133jhp 
 Egypt Luxor West Bank alabaster factory workers traditional skills scraping bowl perhaps showing the many visitors to this part of ancient Egypt some of the techniques used by ancient Egyptians working alabaster crystal stone. These stops such as papyrus, perfumes, carpet making all give the visitor a chance to purchase souvenirs while no doubt imparting some idea of how the ancients did make the artefacts found in tombs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, Gurna, Qurna, Qurnah, Qurnat, Mura’I, Shaykh, Abd al-Qurnah, Sheikh Abd, el-Qurna, alabaster, working, workers, galabea, clothes, men, techniques, skills, stone, factory, tourism, landscape, upright, tourist, trap, stopover, sell, buy, haggle, workers, Egyptians, 2000, film, slides, Fuji, Velvia, 35mm, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Luxor Alabaster EG006134jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor alabaster carving working drawing worker traditional skill drawing outlines perhaps showing the many visitors to this part of ancient Egypt some of the techniques used by ancient Egyptians working alabaster crystal stone. These stops such as papyrus, perfumes, carpet making all give the visitor a chance to purchase souvenirs while no doubt imparting some idea of how the ancients did make the artefacts found in tombs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, Gurna, Qurna, Qurnah, Qurnat, Mura’I, Shaykh, Abd al-Qurnah, Sheikh Abd, el-Qurna, alabaster, working, workers, galabea, clothes, men, techniques, skills, stone, factory, tourism, landscape, carved, plaster, head, tourist, trap, stopover, sell, buy, haggle, workers, Egyptians, 2000, film, slides, Fuji, Velvia, 35mm, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Luxor Alabaster Workers EG02095jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Luxor West Bank tourists alabaster factory workers tools traditional skills perhaps showing the many visitors to this part of ancient Egypt some of the techniques used by ancient Egyptians working alabaster crystal stone. These stops such as papyrus, perfumes, carpet making all give the visitor a chance to purchase souvenirs while no doubt imparting some idea of how the ancients did make the artefacts found in tombs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, Gurna, Qurna, Qurnah, Qurnat, Mura’I, Shaykh, Abd al-Qurnah; Sheikh Abd, el-Qurna, alabaster, working, workers, techniques, skills, stone, factory, tourism, tourists, tools, galabea, turban, dress, ethnic, landscape
Luxor Alabaster Workers EG02096jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Luxor Thebes Theban West Bank tourism alabaster factory workers traditional skills perhaps showing the many visitors to this part of ancient Egypt some of the techniques used by ancient Egyptians working alabaster crystal stone. These stops such as papyrus, perfumes, carpet making all give the visitor a chance to purchase souvenirs while no doubt imparting some idea of how the ancients did make the artefacts found in tombs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, Gurna, Qurna, Qurnah, Qurnat, Mura’I, Shaykh, Abd al-Qurnah; Sheikh Abd, el-Qurna, alabaster, working, workers, techniques, skills, stone, factory, tourism, landscape
Luxor Alabaster Workers EG02097jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Luxor alabaster factory workers traditional skills scraping bowl perhaps showing the many visitors to this part of ancient Egypt some of the techniques used by ancient Egyptians working alabaster crystal stone. These stops such as papyrus, perfumes, carpet making all give the visitor a chance to purchase souvenirs while no doubt imparting some idea of how the ancients did make the artefacts found in tombs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, Gurna, Qurna, Qurnah, Qurnat, Mura’I, Shaykh, Abd al-Qurnah; Sheikh Abd, el-Qurna, alabaster, working, workers, techniques, skills, stone, factory, tourism, landscape
Luxor Balloon EG922411jhp 
 Balloons flight excursion landed desert sand tourists hills Egypt western Luxor pick up. The balloon flight illustrated here was in 1994 and there were only two although in later years these increased greatly in numbers. This trip took off from the front of Hatshepsut just after dawn, a cold and interesting crossing of the Nile in the dark and long before the modern road bridge and eventually landed in the desert where the Hilton Hotel put on a beautiful breakfast buffet. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West, Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Qurnat, Murai, Shaykh 'Abd al-Qurnah, landscape, upright, Western, desert, sand, stones, sunlight, dawn, agriculture, farming, houses, tombs, Nobles, high, panorama, balloon, balloons, landed, tourists, collected, basket, motif, face, blue, silver, 1994, slide, film, 645, medium, format, transparency, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi
Luxor Balloon EG94211jhp 
 Balloon flight Luxor West Bank Metropolitan House Asasif khokha hill Egypt with the famous temple of Ramesses is located just beyond the hill line and is situated on the West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor. In this general area are several Tombs of the Nobles which are usually privately organised visits but very well worth the time if you have a few days to spare in Luxor. The balloon flight illustrated here was in 1994 and there were only two although in later years these increased greatly in numbers. This trip took off from the front of Hatshepsut just after dawn, a cold and interesting crossing of the Nile in the dark and long before the modern road bridge and eventually landed in the desert where the Hilton Hotel put on a beautiful breakfast buffet. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West, Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Qurnat, Murai, Shaykh 'Abd al-Qurnah, West, Bank, Khokha, hill, Metropolitan, house, domes, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, Shelley, Ozymandias, pylon, court, columns, base, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, glowing, golden, sunlight, dawn, agriculture, farming, houses, tombs, Nobles, high, panorama, balloon, balloons, high, flying, soaring, 1994, slide, film, 645, medium, format, transparency, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi
Luxor Balloon EG94217jhp 
 Ramasseum Temple Balloon flight view West bank houses fields tombs hills Egypt the famous temple of Ramesses is located just beneath the balloon and is situated on the West Bank location of the Nile at Luxor The Ramses 11 mortuary temple with its huge engaged Osiris statues of the pharaoh glowing in the late afternoon sunlight and on the right is the fallen seated granite statue of Ramses and a head that supposedly inspired Shelley's poem of Ozymandias with the first pylon in the distance. In this general area are several Tombs of the Nobles which are usually privately organised visits but very well worth the time if you have afew days to spare in Luxor. The balloon flight illustrated here was in 1994 and there were only two although in later years these increased greatly in numbers. This trip took off from the front of Hatshepsut just after dawn, a cold and interesting crossing of the Nile in the dark and long before the modern road bridge and eventually landed in the desert where the Hilton Hotel put on a beautiful breakfast buffet. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Ramasseum, Temple, West, Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Qurnat, Murai, Shaykh 'Abd al-Qurnah, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, granite, Osiride, statue, broken, Shelley, Ozymandias, pylon, court, columns, base, hieroglyphs, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, glowing, golden, sunlight, dawn, agriculture, farming, houses, tombs, Nobles, high, panorama, balloon, balloons, high, flying, soaring, 1994, slide, film, 645, medium, format, transparency, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi
Luxor Farmland EG051938jhp 
 Egyptians Luxor West Bank Qurna Theban hills farmers fields flat roadside views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, donkey, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, tractors, ploughing, coach, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Farmland EG051939jhp 
 Egypt Luxor West New Qurna hills farming green fields trees roadside views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, ploughing, coach, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Farmland EG051940jhp 
 Egypt Luxor West Bank Qurna Theban hills farming fields donkey roadside views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, donkey, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, tractors, ploughing, coach, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Farmland EG051941jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Theban hills farming fields fertile flat land agriculture views taken on the taxi trip from Luxor City, crossing the River Nile by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The trip is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, irrigation, water, ditches, taxi, dusty, roads, electricity, poles, telephone, lines, New, Qurna, landscape, Fuji, S3, DSLR, 2005
Luxor Farmland EG945610jhp 
 Egypt Luxor West Bank Qurna River Nile palm tree crops green taken in 1994 so from near the ferry crossing at Qurna al-Gaddah which was the option in those days from getting across the Nile. Today the preferred method for package tours for crossing the River Nile is by the new southern road bridge and then heading north and westwards towards the main ancient sites of the West Bank. The scene is also a reminder of the wealth that was the engine that created ancient Egypt because of the fertility bordering the River Nile caused by the annual inundations with the flood waters depositing fertile mud giving abundant food sufficient to feed the large transient labour force required to build these huge monuments from Giza, Memphis, Thebes and southwards to Abu Simbel. Today fertilisation of the river farmland is by artificial means and of course has an impact on the Egyptian import bills. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West, Bank, River, Nile, Theban, hills, upright, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, Egyptology, temples, tombs, agriculture, Egyptians, farmers, farming, fields, mud, fertile, fertilisers, water, irrigation, crops, maize, corn, sugar, cane, donkeys, cattle, palm, trees, dates, vegetables, green, brown, tractors, ploughing, Qurna, landscape, 1994, slide, film, medium, format, transparency, 645, Bronica, ETRSi, daylight, scanned, scan
Luxor New Sphinxes Avenue 5622EG07JHP 
 Luxor Egyptian Town Nile Avenue Sphinxes Panorama Houses Street Excavations recently started on the remains of covered part of the Luxor to Karnak avenue of sphinxes and by 2007 over sixty had been uncovered. They appeared to have been deliberately toppled in late Roman times and have been well preserved and many Roman relayed antiquities and buildings have been identified. Remains of an ancient stone road have also been found and a stela indicating the importance of a High Priest of Amun Ra called Bakenkhonsu which has also indicated new dating evidence for the reign of the Pharaoh Sethnakhte [Setnakhte] who ruled between Ramesses 11 and 111 for now it appears four years at least. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Karnak, holiday, landscape, sphinxes, colonnade, avenue, modern, excavations, road, stela, toppled, history, rewriting, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology
Luxor New Sphinxes Avenue 5626EG07JHP 
 Luxor Egypt Shinxes Avenue Karnak Recent Excavations Walk Upright Photo have started on the remains of covered part of the Luxor to Karnak avenue of sphinxes and by 2007 over sixty had been uncovered. They appeared to have been deliberately toppled in late Roman times and have been well preserved and many Roman relayed antiquities and buildings have been identified. Remains of an ancient stone road have also been found and a stela indicating the importance of a High Priest of Amun Ra called Bakenkhonsu which has also indicated new dating evidence for the reign of the Pharaoh Sethnakhte [Setnakhte] who ruled between Ramesses 11 and 111 for now it appears four years at least. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Karnak, holiday, upright, sphinxes, colonnade, avenue, modern, excavations, road, stela, toppled, history, rewriting, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology
Luxor Nile EG20365jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Hotels River Nile eastbank boat tourists ferry crossing and this was the manner of crossing to the West bank from the cruiseboats and hotels in Luxor proper. The road bridge over the Nile slightly to the south of the town was opened in 1998 and then all journeys to the West Bank sites was done by coach and much less romantic than crossing the Nile by ferry boat. It is still possible to use the public ferry and then get a taxi from the ticket office near Qurna al-Gaddah. In 1994 on my first trip I stayed in the Etap Hotel now the Mercure and it was a great location on the promenade, great views over the River with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. You could see the Temple of Hatshepsut tucked into the Theban hills, watch the balloons starting their early morning flights or see feluccas and cruiseboats sailing along the Nile. In my first few visits to Egypt but especially my first the Nile cruiseboat the RA 11 anchored adjacent to the main promenade and we were collected in the morning by ferryboats and taken over the river to the East Boat and brought back after our visits to the West Bank sites. Coaches were waiting on the West Bank to take us to the sites. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, hotels, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, ferry, public, crossing, boat, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, palm, trees, water, shimmering, morning, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, transparency, Fuji, Velvia, Nikon, FM2, scanned, scan
Luxor Nile EG20366jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Hotels River Nile View East Bank ferry crossing downstream and this was the manner of crossing to the West bank from the cruiseboats and hotels in Luxor proper. The road bridge over the Nile slightly to the south of the town was opened in 1998 and then all journeys to the West Bank sites was done by coach and much less romantic than crossing the Nile by ferry boat. It is still possible to use the public ferry and then get a taxi from the ticket office near Qurna al-Gaddah. In 1994 on my first trip I stayed in the Etap Hotel now the Mercure and it was a great location on the promenade, great views over the River with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. You could see the Temple of Hatshepsut tucked into the Theban hills, watch the balloons starting their early morning flights or see feluccas and cruiseboats sailing along the Nile. In my first few visits to Egypt but especially my first the Nile cruiseboat the RA 11 anchored adjacent to the main promenade and we were collected in the morning by ferryboats and taken over the river to the East Boat and brought back after our visits to the West Bank sites. Coaches were waiting on the West Bank to take us to the sites. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, hotels, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, ferry, public, crossing, boat, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, upright, palm, trees, water, shimmering, morning, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, transparency, Fuji, Velvia, Nikon, FM2, scanned, scan
Luxor Nile EG20367jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Hotels St George River Winter Palace Nile ferry boat crossing and this was the manner of crossing to the West bank from the cruiseboats and hotels in Luxor proper. The road bridge over the Nile slightly to the south of the town was opened in 1998 and then all journeys to the West Bank sites was done by coach and much less romantic than crossing the Nile by ferry boat. It is still possible to use the public ferry and then get a taxi from the ticket office near Qurna al-Gaddah. In 1994 on my first trip I stayed in the Etap Hotel now the Mercure and it was a great location on the promenade, great views over the River with easy access by foot to the Luxor Museum, to public ferry points for crossing the Nile and to nearby shops or just enjoyed a leisurely walk along the tree lined waterfront by the berthed cruiseboats and feluccas. You could see the Temple of Hatshepsut tucked into the Theban hills, watch the balloons starting their early morning flights or see feluccas and cruiseboats sailing along the Nile. In my first few visits to Egypt but especially my first the Nile cruiseboat the RA 11 anchored adjacent to the main promenade and we were collected in the morning by ferryboats and taken over the river to the East Boat and brought back after our visits to the West Bank sites. Coaches were waiting on the West Bank to take us to the sites. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Waset, Ipetisut, East, Bank, River, Nile, Mercure, Etap, Hotel, hotels, riverside, riverbank, West, bank, ferry, public, crossing, boat, Hatshepsut, temple, balloons, landscape, upright, palm, trees, water, shimmering, morning, sunshine, blue, sky, hazy, Theban, hills, waterfront, promenade, esplanade, modern, architecture, style, stylish, balconies, tree-lined, papyrus, cruiseboats, berthed, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, transparency, Fuji, Velvia, Nikon, FM2, scanned, scan
Luxor Queens Valley EG9647928jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor West Bank Thebes Valley Queens approach querns hills rocks is the lesser known and visited burial necropolis on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor in which some Royal burials of this ancient civilisation of Pharaohs wives are contained as well as wives of important officials. Certainly one of the most beautiful is that of Queen Nefertari [66], restored by the Getty Institute and is not always open. Entry is by limited special permission and substantial entrance fee. I did have the chance to see it for a very limited time and of course no photography was allowed but it was an awesome experience, almost akin to be being in a Disney cartoon rich in colour. The usual tombs visited on a package visit are Queem Tyti [52], Prince Amun-hir-Khopshef [55] and Prince Kha’emweset [44]. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, West, Bank, Qurnat, Mura’i, Valley, Queens, wives, Princes, ladies, Place, Beauty, pharaoh, tombs, landscape, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, entrance, road, hills, desert, rocky, sand, heat, exposed, isolated, desolate, visitors, tourists, busy, 1994, slide, film, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, scanned, scan

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