Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Video from UNESCO/TBS

Thebes, the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height.

Cite this page as: UNESCO and TBS, "Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis," in Smarthistory, December 21, 2015, accessed April 23, 2019,