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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.
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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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(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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Verdi Opera Egypt | Verdi Aida Opera Show in Giza Pyramids LUXOR, Egypt, Aug 20 (MENA) - About 4,000 tourists of different nationalities are expected to attend the Opera Aida show at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor on October 26 and 28, Mohamed Osman, a member of the tourism promotion committee in Luxor, said on Tuesday.
On Thursday, Egypt started the World Heritage Day activities by announcing a newly discovered massive 3,500-year-old tomb with 18 entrance gates at the necropolis on the west riverbank in Luxor.
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa recently participated as a sponsor at the Luxor African Film Festival, which took place from 15-21 March in Luxor.
Tourists tour the famed Karnak temple complex in Luxor. Image Credit:
Luxor, Egypt, Safar 16, 1440, Oct 25, 2018, SPA -- FAI-World Air Sports Federation honored, at its 112th General Assembly's Session held in the Egyptian Luxor governorate, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and the founder and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Saudi Aviation Club as the first Arab astronaut and for his efforts to establish the Saudi Aviation Club and his keenness and encouragement to spread air sports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab region.
Syrian actress Kinda Alloush impresses fans at the opening of Egypt's Luxor African Film Festival on Friday Mar 16, 2018.
A tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured in a hot air balloon crash near Luxor in Egypt on Friday, state-run news agency MENA reported.
Disaster struck as the holidaymakers were being taken to see the ancient ruins at Luxor, Egypt, from the air.
EST - The tourist killed in the hot air balloon accident Friday in Luxor, Egypt, was a South African woman and not a U.S.
(TAP)- A tourist was killed and 12 other people injured when a hot air balloon carrying tourists of various nationalities crashed near Luxor in Egypt on Friday, state-run news agency MENA reported.
Summary: Luxor [Egypt], Jan 5 (ANI): A hot-air balloon, carrying 20 tourists over Egypt's Luxor city, crashed on Friday morning, killing a South African tourist and injuring twelve more.
Luxor, Egypt(dpa) E gyptian archaeologists in the southern city of Luxor have unearthed the tomb of a goldsmith from ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty, the latest in a series of finds in the country, officials said on Saturday.