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10  Thebes (Luxor, Egypt)

Traffic and visitor flowmanagement in the West BankNecropolis

Jenny Rivers

I seemed to be alone in the midst of all that is most sacred in the world...and it caused me to forget entirely the trifles and follies of life (Belzoni, G. 1817)

Keywords: Thebes West Bank Luxor Egypt tourism Valley of the Kings Valley of the Queens

Location grid reference: 25°41'N 32°39'E

World Heritage List inclusion date: 1979

Summary

The Luxor area contains the stunning remains of the Ancient City of Thebes, the seat of Pharaonic power in Egypt during the sixteenth to eleventh centuries BC. The river Nile separates the temples in Luxor from the Necropolis area on the West Bank. The logistics of visiting the antiquities sites required ...

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