What is new to see in Luxor?

Is there anything new to see in Luxor?

Jun 2016

Well I never imagined I would edit this post so quickly but this major breaking news on the ‘new’ front.

Tombs of Nefertari and Seti I in Egypt’s Luxor to reopen to visitors – Ancient Egypt – Heritage – Ahram Online: The tombs of Queen Nefertari QV66 and Seti I KV17  in Luxor will re-open in a month’s time, and tickets will cost EGP 1,000 (approx. $113). The number of visitors is to be limited to around 100 to 150 people a day.

Here is the rest of the new in Luxor stuff.

What is new to see in Luxor?

Isis Temple 014There have been many discoveries in Luxor over the past few years but what is there for the tourist to see? Funnily enough there is a lot that has been opened or made accessible.

  • TT 110 of “the Chief Royal Butler of Queen Hatshepsut, Djehuty” which is located at Sheikh Abdel Qurna Area, on Luxor west bank.
  • Imn Nakht (TT 218); Nebenmaat (TT 219) and Kha’Emteri (TT 220) who held the same title: “Servant in the Place of Truth” during the reign of King Ramsess II located at Deir El-Medina.
  • TT 40 of ” Imn hotep – Hwy” Viceroy of King Tutankhamun in Kush and Governor of the South Lands, Tomb TT 277 of ” Imnement” Divine Father of Imn hotep III palace, and Tomb TT 278 of ” Amunemheb” Herdsman of Amun Re in the New Kingdom at Qurnet Murrai
  • Another tomb that has recently opened is TT41, this is on the Nakht and Meena ticket and costs 30LE. Amenemopet called Ipy, whose title was Chief Steward of Amun in the Southern City. He dates to the time of Ramesses I, Sethi I and Ramesses II from the Nineteenth dynasty of Egypt
  • TT148 Amenemope is added to the Roy and Shu Roy ticket which costs 20Le. There is a very full description on the Osirisnet website and you can also get the recent Australian publication.
  • Photography is now allowed at Luxor Museum
  • Restoration of the mosque at Luxor temple exposed the old structure of the temple
  • Carter House and Tutankhamun tomb replica are available to visit
  • Mut temple at Karnak is now open a separate ticket
  • Opet temple at Karnak has been restored and can be visited
  • Deir el Shelwit, the Roman temple is also restored and open
  • Northern colossus of Amenhotep III have been restored and re-errected
  • Sphinx Alley can be viewed
  • Solar Complex at Hatshepsut Temple on the top tier is now open

Time to come back!!!