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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.
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(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)
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a town in S Egypt, on the Nile: ruins of ancient Thebes. 147,900.
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|Noun||1.||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 Thebes|
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