Nur el-Gurna Hotel

Gurna, Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Luxor

Valleys of eternity

A travel blog entry by hdh


The bus to Luxor left at 9.30am, give or take a couple of hours. We couldn't have air-conditioning going up hills because it diverted too much power from the struggling engine. The desert was barren and rocky with almost nothing living holding its own. Along the road, at desolate little shack bus stops and end of nowhere cafés, devout Muslims had …

Luxor (Thebes), Karnak, and Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels


... the reception. Bit, apparently the locals like having westerners there, and it was nice to chat with some Egyptians who weren't just trying to sell you stuff. I also did a tour of the West Bank, which includes the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple, and the Temple of Hapu. The tunnels in the Valley of the Kings are pretty impressive due to the art work and color that has remained over the years. Hatshepsut's Temple is impressive as it's cut into the cliff side, so it has ...

Temples and Tombs

A travel blog entry by abwoodmansee


... Tut was a minor pharaoh in Egypt, but became famous because his tomb was discovered by archaeologists in the early 1900s so his treasures were preserved and put on display at the museum in Cairo.

The inside of the tombs were covered with intricate and beautiful hieroglyphics that still retain their original color today. They generally depict the king's journey to the afterlife and the knowledge he must have as he ascends. Again, I left my camera ...

Tombs & Temples But No Pyramids Here!

A travel blog entry by michellendave


... Gurna village where the workers for the tombs lived from 1400 BC. But that turned out to be a shopping stop. Yes, when we pulled up, a couple of guys busied themselves and demonstrated how ...

Temples and Subterranean Tombs of Luxor

A travel blog entry by michellendave


... the worker’s tombs. And the last tomb we visited was most impressive: The tomb of Inherka. WOW! In my opinion, this small chamber was more impressive than those of the Nobel's or Pharaoh's tombs we had seen.

...from the Reign of Ramesses lll and lV, the tomb is of the Servant and Chief workman. This tomb contains some of the best artistic examples of the XXth dynasty containing scenes from ...

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This hotel, located on Gurna, Luxor, is near Abu Simbel, Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Lake Nasser, and Monastery of St. Simeon.
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