Theban Necropolis

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Theban Necropolis
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Aerial view of the Theban Necropolis
Theban Necropolis is located in Egypt
Theban Necropolis
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Shown within Egypt
Location Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Region Upper Egypt
Coordinates 25°44′N 32°36′E / 25.733°N 32.600°E / 25.733; 32.600Coordinates: 25°44′N 32°36′E / 25.733°N 32.600°E / 25.733; 32.600
Type Necropolis
Part of Thebes
Official name: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iii, vi
Designated 1979 (3rd session)
Reference No. 87
Region Arab States
Map of Theban Necropolis

The Theban Necropolis is an area of the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes in Egypt. It was used for ritual burials for much of Pharaonic times, especially in the New Kingdom of Egypt.

Mortuary Temples[edit]

Royal Necropolis[edit]

Necropolis[edit]

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