Built around the 4000-year-old site of Thebes, the ancient capital of the New Kingdom, contemporary Luxor is an eccentric combination of provincial town and staggering ancient splendour. The concentration of monuments is extraordinary: they tower incongruously above the buzz of everyday life and make this a most compelling destination.
Last updated: May 7, 2009
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12 November 2010
November saw the launch of a new easyJet flight route, from London Gatwick to Luxor. This...