Luxor

Luxor's Ancient Temples

Luxor's Karnak Temple draws visitors from around the world, but there are many other fascinating temples in and around Luxor that are worth visiting. David Pepper will guide us through these historic and fascinating sites on a mini “walking tour,” exploring Luxor’s Ancient Temples.

KMT Magazine Volume 27: Issue 4

  • "Wilkinson House Opens in Luxor" by Pearce Paul Creasman
  • “Amelia Edwards' Grave Now a UK National Monument” by Aidan Dodson
  • "Ptolemaic Galleries Re-Installed at the Metropolitan Museum"
  • "Excavating Sakkara in the Quibell Archive at Milan" by Christian Orsenigo
  • "Why Sinuhe Ran Away" by Dylan Bickerstaffe
  • "Giant of Egyptology - Amelia B. Edwards" by Dennis C. Forbes
  • Plus "Editor's Report", "Nile Currents", "For the Record" and Book Reviews
  • Date: 
    Monday, November 21, 2016

    We will take a tour of this small but exquisite 18th Dynasty tomb, with a chance to see all the remaining decorations. Along the way, we will find what is typical about this tomb for its location, date and owner’s status – and we will see what is different. This will lead to brief speculations about the economic workings of the time, the various personalities involved, and hopefully an appreciation of one man’s attempt at immortality. Theban Tomb TT255 is part of the Theban Necropolis, situated on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor.