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 (lŭk′sôr′, lo͝ok′-)
A city of east-central Egypt on the eastern bank of the Nile River. Built partially on the site of ancient Thebes, it includes the Temple of Luxor built in the reign of Amenhotep III and added to significantly by Ramesses II, who had colossal statues of himself erected at the complex.


(Placename) a town in S Egypt, on the River Nile: the southern part of the site of ancient Thebes; many ruins and tombs, notably the temple built by Amenhotep III (about 1411–1375 bc). Pop: 183 000 (2005 est)


(ˈlʌk sɔr)

a town in S Egypt, on the Nile: ruins of ancient Thebes. 147,900.
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Noun1.Luxor - a city in central Egypt on the east bank of the Nile that is a center for visitors to the ruins of and around ThebesLuxor - a city in central Egypt on the east bank of the Nile that is a center for visitors to the ruins of and around Thebes
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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The prosecution has detained four policemen at Luxor police station for four days pending investigation into the torture to death of Egyptian Citizen Talaat Shabeb, according to state media.
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A major square in Luxor, Egypt, has been named after the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
CAIRO - Archaeologists have discovered the nearly 3,500-year-old tomb of a royal stable master from the pharaonic era in the famed temple city of Luxor, Egypt, the government said TuesdayThe tomb was found by Egyptian, Italian and Spanish archaeologists while excavating another tomb on Luxor's western bank, the Egyptian ministry of antiquities said.
Luxor, Feb 5 (ONA) The Sultanate, Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia won awards of Arab Tourism Media Centre for 2013, whose results were uncovered at Arab Tourism conference held under the title " Arab Tourism: Challenges and Prospects ", hosted today by the city of Luxor with the participation of tourism media professionals from 17 Arab countries and lasts five days.
CAIRO Tue Jan 7, 2014 (Reuters) - A hot air balloon crash that killed 19 people, most of them foreign tourists, in the Egyptian town of Luxor last year was probably caused by a fuel leak, according to an Egyptian government report published on Tuesday.
Egyptair has also confirmed that weekly, direct scheduled flights from Heathrow to Luxor will resume on Monday 17 February 2014 and specialist Discover Egypt will reinstate the scheduled service from Heathrow to Luxor for its Nile Cruises and holidays to include twin centre stays.
Luxor Temple in Eygpt | Luxor Temple in Eygpt BRITISH holidaymakers have once again shown their resilience to the recent troubles in Egypt with more than 50 travellers joining the first Nile cruise on board Discover Egypt's Royal Viking this week.