{"center":{"lat":"25.7333300000","lng":"32.6000000000"},"id":2314,"visited":false,"current_place":{"icon":"https:\/\/theplacesihavebeen.com\/wordpress\/wp-content\/themes\/tpihb\/markers\/marker.site_whs.2.off.png","name":"Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis"}}

World Heritage Site Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

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

iTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius. All
iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
viTo 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
Keep track of the places you have been, log in.
Atlas Obscura 2020
‘Helicopter’ Hieroglyphs

Discover 'Helicopter' Hieroglyphs in Markaz Al Belina, Egypt: Some believe that this ancient mural depicts technology far ahead of its time, but in reality it's nothing quite out of place.

Atlas Obscura 2019
Hatshepsut’s Myrrh Tree

Discover Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree in Luxor, Egypt: This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.

Atlas Obscura 2021
New Gourna Village

Discover New Gourna Village in Al Qarnah, Egypt: There are ongoing efforts to preserve this village, the best known work of Egyptian architect Hasan Fathy.

Atlas Obscura 2018
One of the Best-Preserved Temples in Ancient Egypt

The jaw-dropping temple holds the only complete “map” of the ancient Egyptian sky.

Atlas Obscura 2019
The Tomb of Nefertari

Discover The Tomb of Nefertari in Luxor, Egypt: Known as the Sistine Chapel of Egypt, this tomb houses some of the most well-preserved paintings in Egypt.

Atlas Obscura 2018
The Singing Statues of Ancient Egypt

An acoustic wonder of the ancient world.