- a town in S (Upper) Egypt, on the Nile: ruins of ancient Thebes.
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Contemporary Examples of luxor
In an interview with The Daily Beast, many voters in Luxor appeared to confirm this sentiment.
Yet in Luxor and the surrounding area in Upper Egypt, Moussa appears to be king.
Clashes also broke out in Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, and Assiut.Egypt's New Wave of Violence
October 10, 2011
The others threw a table at Steve and tried to pull Chris [Luxor] out of there.
King was reached by The Daily Beast just before preparing to visit Luxor in the hospital.
Historical Examples of luxor
We were to have three days at Luxor—three days, when three months would have been too little!
We were at Luxor; and somewhere not far off, Mabella Hnem was praying for release.
Mother has promised to join us in Luxor at the end of January.The Doctor of Pimlico
William Le Queux
We have said that this avenue of sphinxes led to the temple of Luxor.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Cairo and Luxor and the Parthenon had always appealed to his imagination.Jennie Gerhardt
- a town in S Egypt, on the River Nile: the southern part of the site of ancient Thebes; many ruins and tombs, notably the temple built by Amenhotep III (about 1411–1375 bc). Pop: 183 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for luxor
place in Egypt, from Arabic al-Kusur, literally "the palaces," from plural of kasr, which is from Latin castrum "fortified camp" (see castle). There are remains of Roman camps nearby.