Luxor, Egypt

Luxor is a city in southern Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896, with an area of approximately 416 square kilometers. As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the “world’s greatest open air museum”, as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of tourists from all around the world arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing a large part towards the economy for the modern city. (This article is from Wikipedia, and this article is right… , but… )

Meat market on the street in Luxor

Meat market on the street in Luxor

Harvesting in Luxor

Harvesting in Luxor

Luxor looks peaceful but it is very dangerous. I do not recommend it to young people.

Balloon trip in Luxor

Balloon trip in Luxor

There is the latest news; Hot air balloon crash in Egypt kills 19 foreigners   

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian security official says at least 19 foreign tourists were killed as their hot air balloon crashed near the famed ancient city of Luxor. The casualties included French, British and other nationals.  

 

The official says there was a fire and an explosion and that the balloon then plunged from the sky and crashed into sugar cane fields west of Luxor on Tuesday. Luxor is 510 kilometers (320 miles) south of Cairo.  

 

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to the media.   An Associated Press reporter at the crash site says he counted eight bodies as they were put into body bags and taken away.

And this is the old news; The Luxor Massacre refers to the killing of 62 people, mostly tourists, that took place on 17 November 1997, at Deir el-Bahri, an archaeological site and major tourist attraction located across the River Nile from Luxor in Egypt.    

I mourn for all the people killed in the accident.

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