Luxor and Thebes :-
Modern Luxor grew out of the ruins of Thebes, it was the capital of ancient Egypt's New kingdom (1550-900 BC). Luxor has returned to prominence as the tourist Mecca of the Nile Valley. The exciting excavations that were led by European archaeologists in the 19th and early 20th centuries, especially the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, aroused international interest in the town and visitors have been coming to marvel at the amazing concentration of ruins here ever since .