Mammoth sized statues, immense temple complexes and secret tombs tell the tale of the dynasties which once ruled in splendour from this city on the banks of the Nile. And thousands of years later, these ruins continue to amaze the modern world every bit as much as they did the ancient. Welcome to Luxor, one of Egypt’s many crown jewels. With a name which actually means ‘Palaces’, it couldn’t be more aptly named, thanks to being the location with the greatest number of sprawling ancient complexes.

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