Thebes

Thebes

Thebes was an ancient Egyptian city located east of the Nile. Its ruins lie within the modern city of Luxor, Egypt. The city was inhabited from around 3200 BC. It was the eponymous capital of Waset, the fourth Upper Egyptian nome. Thebes was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Luxor Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Date of Inscription: 1979

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