During the Egyptian New Kingdom era, Luxor was Egypt's capital and its name was Thebes. We consider Luxor as a great outside museum. Adventure travelers will lear more about Ancient Egypt rich and glorious history. As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Waset, known to the Greeks as 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 of the west bank Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.