Some of the most important archaeological sites in Luxor and Aswan will now be open until late at night for the first time ever following the completion of an ambitious lighting project.
The Ministry of Tourism has announced that a number of the Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs on the West Bank of Luxor including the Valley of the Kings and Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, the Ramesseum, and Luxor Temple on the East Bank, will be open until 11pm during the summer and until 9pm during winter. Visitors will be able to experience and marvel at an atmospheric night time journey through this open-air museum on the banks of the Nile.
The artistic lighting highlights the exact location of each tomb over a 5km distance while underlining the site’s vastness. The light complements the natural colours of the rock, illuminating both natural and man-made features.
The West Bank of Luxor houses some of Egypt’s most significant archaeological sites, including the tomb and mummy of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, the best preserved tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, along with mortuary temples of several Pharaohs.