All Countries in the World
Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains
___ Famous Landmarks - Map and Satellite View of Luxor (Al Aqṣur), Egypt
Image by: Blalonde
About LuxorSatellite View is showing Luxor, a city in central eastern Egypt (Upper Egypt). It is the site of the ruins of Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple complex situated on the eastern bank of the Nile River, and the necropolises of the "Valley of the Kings" and the "Valley of the Queens", opposite of Luxor on the west bank.
Today Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes (not to be confused with Ancient Thebes (Boeotia) in Greece).
The Egyptian Thebes was once the center and the capital of the ancient "Egyptian Empire" (New Kingdom) situated in the 4th nome (an Ancient Egyptian regional area) named Was.
Luxor Temple, a large ancient temple complex, dedicated to the Triad of Amun (Amun-Ra, the King of Gods, the Sun God who created himself), Mut (the Egyptian mother goddess), and Chons (Khonsu, god of the moon and time, son of Amun and Mut). The sanctuary was built by Amenophis III and Ramesses II, it was connected to the great Karnak Temple Complex by a long boulevard lined by sphinxes.
Thebes with its necropolises and temples is a testimony to Ancient Egyptian civilization at its height. It is since 1979 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Modern times Luxor has a population of about half a million residents. Official language is Arabic.
The Map shows a city map of today Luxor with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Luxor International Airport (LXR). The map shows also the location of Luxor Temple, the Karnak sanctuary and the necropolises of the "Valley of the Kings" and the "Valley of the Queens".
| To find a location type: street or place, city, optional: state, country.
||Local Time Luxor:
Saturday-December-4 15:17Standard time zone is Eastern European Time (EET): UTC/GMT +2 hours
Egypt does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) since 2011
φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
|Sorry! Google's pricing policy has made it impossible for us to continue showing Google Maps. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Luxor, Egypt.
City Coordinates: 31°12′N 29°55′E
|Bookmark/share this page
|previous landmark: Brandenburg Gate, Berlin||next landmark: Chichén Itzá, Mexico|
|More about Egypt:
Searchable map/satellite view of Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx
Searchable map/satellite view of Egyptian Cities:
Alexandria, Cairo, Port Said, Sharm el-Sheikh, Suez
Searchable map/satellite view of Egypt
Administrative Map of Egypt
Political Map of Egypt
Map of Sinai Peninsula
Egypt Country Profile
Egypt in Figures
Egypt key statistical data.
Map of Western Asia and the Middle East
Map of Northern Africa and the Middle East
Political Map of Africa
Relief Map of Africa
Google Earth Searchable Map of Africa
Countries of Africa
Capitals of Africa
Flags of Africa
Languages of Africa
|Current Weather Conditions Luxor:
Official website of Luxor Governorate (in Arabic).
UNESCO World Heritage: Ancient Thebes
UCLA: Digital Karnak Project
Wikipedia entry: Luxor
Wikipedia entry: Thebes
Related Consumer Information:
Searchable Maps of Cities in the Middle East Region:
Abu Dhabi | Aden | Alexandria | Amman | Ankara | Baghdad | Baku | Beirut | Damascus | Doha | Dubai (City)
Jerusalem | Kuwait (City) | Luxor | Manama | Mecca | Muscat | Nazareth | Nicosia | Port Said | Riyadh
Sanaa | Sharm el-Sheikh | Suez | Tehran | Tel Aviv
Map Help [ show ]
One World - Nations Online .:. let's care for this planet
Promote that every nation assumes responsibility for our world.
Nations Online Project is made to improve cross-cultural understanding and global awareness.
More signal - less NOISE
| Information Sources | Disclaimer | Copyright © 1998-2021 :: nationsonline.org