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Thebes, Egypt

Thebes
Waset
T?ßa?
Thebes, Egypt is located in Egypt
Thebes, Egypt
Shown within Egypt
Location Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
Region Upper Egypt
Coordinates view on map
Type Settlement
History
Founded 3200 BC
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Type Cultural
Criteria I, III, VI
Designated 1979 (3rd session)
Reference no. 87
Region Arab States

Thebes (Ancient Greek: T?ßa?, Thebai), known to the ancient Egyptians as Waset, was an ancient Egyptian city located east of the Nile about 800 kilometers (500 mi) south of the Mediterranean. Its ruins lie within the modern Egyptian city of Luxor. Karnak and the necropolis of ancient Thebes lie nearby on the Nile's west bank.

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