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Thebes-West Bank
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DEFINITION: This part of Thebes includes the necropolis of the ancient city and the largest group of standing monuments in Egypt. They are mortuary temples and royal/private tombs. The royal and private tombs were mainly dug into cliffs and valleys of the Theban mountain. The mortuary temples were built on the desert plain between the mountain the cultivated land of the Nile. Mortuary temples include Nebhepetre Mmontuhotep, Hatshepsut, Ramesses III, Ramesses II, Seti I, and the Colossi of Memnon. The royal tombs are at el-Tarif, Dra Abu el-Naga, the Valley of the Kings, and the Valley of the Queens.

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