Thebes, the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|The Tomb of Nefertari||2019||9.6km||site_ao|
|Hatshepsut’s Myrrh Tree||2019||0.9km||site_ao|
|Tombs of the Nobles||2018||183.6km||site_ao|
|An Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Egyptian Desert||2017||297.3km||site_ao|
|One of the Best-Preserved Temples in Ancient Egypt||2018||45.9km||site_ao|
|The Medical Engraving at the Temple of Kom Ombo||2017||146.3km||site_ao|
|The Singing Statues of Ancient Egypt||2018||1.8km||site_ao|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.