The ancient city of Thebes thrived during the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom thousands of years ago, taking prominence as Egypt’s capital.

The height of Thebes occurred between 1500 and 1070 B.C. Today, visitors can see the magnificent remains of this ancient city’s temples, palaces, and necropolises.

Karnak, one of the largest religious complexes in the world, was built in Thebes during this time, along with the beautiful Luxor Temple that is still used today.

The necropolises are unlike any other, with the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens holding ancient secrets from long ago.

WHY SPECIAL

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Temple of Karnak
  • Temple of Luxor
  • Ancient Thebes Necropolis

Temple of Karnak

Temple of Luxor

Ancient Thebes Necropolis

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Egypt 
Category
Cultural
Name
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
Archaeological Remains, Registered in 1979