Coptic Luxor Experience

Luxor - Luxor

I would be delighted to welcome you to my hometown, the fantastic city of Luxor and to ensure that you have the best possible experience in Egypt. Come and let me show you the Coptic Luxor!

Luxor both on the East side of the River Nile and at Thebes on the West Bank had a large population of Coptic Christians in antiquity, and their remains are some of the oldest to be found in Egypt. 

There are many places around Luxor, particularly on the West Bank which incorporate the ancient  word for “church” in their names, for example Deir el Bahri and Deir el Medina being two of the most commonly known.

Within Luxor Temple there are remains within the Temple of Montu of a church which had three knaves and some pillars are still traceable.   These remains are believed to go back to about the fourth or fifth century AD. Also within Luxor Temple in the Court of Rameses II, the Mosque of Abu al-Haggag was built upon the remains of a Coptic Church and there are traces of a large basilica with a baptistery northwest of the nave southeast of the eastern pylon.

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