Egypt’s Golden Age commenced with Thebes, known today as Luxor, which lies on the eastern bank of the River Nile. Homer referred to Luxor’s temples as, El-Uqsor, 'The Place of Palaces'. From Ramses to Tutankhamen, from Tutmosis to Hatschepsut, Egyptian rulers have bequeathed a priceless inheritance of monumental architecture.
Statues from the era of Ramses the Second, temples, necropolis’ - cities of the dead - hieroglyphics, sphinxes and obelisks, they’re all here in Luxor, the birthplace of modern Egyptology.
Global Treasures - History's Most Protected Monuments - Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa's Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world's heritage. Join us as we explore one of these protected monuments.