Google Earth co-ordinates for major Egyptian sites.

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Google Earth co-ordinates for major Egyptian sites.

Post by LivinginLuxor » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:02 am

Here is a list of the major Egyptian sites as found on Google Earth. As I find more I will add them to this post.

To use, just copy the two sets of figures, and then paste them into the search bar of Google Earth, and click on go.

Revised 21/01/2009

Abu Simbel 31.625838, 22.337163
Abusir 31.204716, 29.895702
Abydos 31.919257, 26.184975
Alexandria - Fort Quaetbay 29.885454, 31.213478
Amada & Derr 32.26308537, 22.73143298
Amenhotep II Temple 32.613401, 25.729945
Armant Temple 32.54413594, 25.62261413
Dakka Meharaqqa 32.54538986, 22.80065402
Dahsur - Bent Pyramid 31.21635487, 29.79721164
Dahsur - Pyramid of
Amenemhet III 31.23477736, 29.7915294
Dahsur - Red Pyramid 31.206054, 29.808474
Deir el Bahari 32.60703391, 25.73750019
Deir el Medina 32.602105, 25.72906
Deir el Shelwit -
Isis Chapel 32.58059533, 25.6957179
Dendera 32.670121, 26.142071
Dendera Pylon 32.67224623, 26.1417729
Edfu 32.872333, 24.97721582
Egyptian museum 31.23364902, 30.04772694
El Kab 32.79883887, 25.12011407
El Kula Pyramid 32.73395248, 25.1334387
El Tod 32.53370198, 25.58280209
Elephantine Island 32.886187, 24.084759
Esna Temple 32.55626984, 25.29343139
Giza Pyramids 31.13127303, 29.97821391
Isis Chapel, Deir el Shelwit 32.578621, 25.695221
Kalabsha Island 32.86725387, 23.96085478
Karnak 32.65695977, 25.71840447
Kom Ombo 32.92810091, 24.45180123
Luxor Temple 32.63904055, 25.69995504
Malkata 32.592572, 25.715154
Medamud 32.70980756, 25.73415756
Medinet Habu 32.60062, 25.719711
Merneptah Temple 32.606522, 25.724989
Petra 35.44408265, 30.32944664
Philae 32.88427383, 24.02518916
Pi-Rameses?? 31.68212982, 30.8298084
Pyramid of Amenemhet I 31.22526294, 29.57462819
Pyramid of Amenemhet III
Hawara 30.89946894, 29.27409407
Pyramids of Meroe
- Sudan 33.75052501, 16.93597845
Pyramid of Djedefre 31.07497818, 30.03234603
Pyramid of Senusret I 31.22133171, 29.5594498
Pyramid of Senusret II 30.97084069, 29.23618694
Ramesseum 32.610326, 25.727858
Saqqara 31.216703, 29.870709
Seti I temple 32.62846288, 25.73259035
Silsila 32.93005281, 24.6445895
Tanis 31.88281533, 30.9756287
Tell el Amarna 30.89653006, 27.64545272
Thutmosis III temple 32.61339771, 25.7299487
Tombs of Roy and Shuroy 32.624263, 25.737263
Valley of Kings 32.601766, 25.739704
Valley of Queens 32.592345, 25.72757

If you tick the Google Earth Community checkbox, you may be able to find other sites close to the one you've chosen - for instance, by zooming out of Medinet Habu, you can see the other West Bank sites.
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Post by BBLUX » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:13 am

Thank you for these Stan. I must have another Google Earth session and enter all of these.
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Post by denisegr » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:09 pm

That is fascinating , thanks very much Stan.
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Post by LivinginLuxor » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:15 pm

Google Earth is a wonderful resource - for instance, we recently went to Gebelein, and on looking at the area afterwards, we found several tombs or tomblike objects that definitely seem worthwhile visiting. Google Earth uses a unique file format to collect sites - a KMZ file, and if anyone feels it worthwhile, I'll create such a file with more sites - including other pyramids or mysterious objects in other countries which they can download from my main website.
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Post by fenix » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:24 pm

I am surging for the coordinates of piramesses (now Quantir) and Tanis.

Who knows ?

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:55 pm

If you know roughly where they are located, and you have Place Names turned on, you will see the modern names appearing. I've just added Tanis to the list, and am searching for Quantir.
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Post by fenix » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:25 pm

Have you tried ?.... i did...... but the towns are to small to be named on the chart i guess....
Although i found some places where they should be... but i am not sure.
That's why i am asking.

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:42 pm

With the aid of other websites, I think I've found Pi-Rameses for you. Look around the area of my co-ordinates. Tanis, though, is clearly marked by Google Earth Communities, so I'm fairly sure of that.
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Post by fenix » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:57 pm

Thanks !......

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Post by Wills » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:39 am

Did a search on the west bank, this there a river or something behind the houses at ramla?

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Post by BBLUX » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:25 pm

That is one of the irrigation canals Wills. LL called it a lake in an early map :roll:
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Post by Wills » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:31 pm

BBLUX wrote:That is one of the irrigation canals Wills. LL called it a lake in an early map :roll:
Thanks BB so the only way in and out of the flats and villa's is from the gravel road along the nile along from the ferry?

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Post by BBLUX » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:39 pm

I have just noticed that when you see a blue dot on a Google Earth map it indicated an image stored on Panoramio.com. There are many images to be viewed in the Luxor area :)
You can sign up and add your images to the database.
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Post by Horus » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Thanks for that Stan :) some very usefull info there.
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Post by drwho » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:12 am

The one that fascinates me is the Well Hole in Gurna........8)

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:44 am

If you look at old (1800-1930 era) maps of the west bank, you will see that the water behind Ramla is in fact part of the Nile, and the Gezira-Ramla area was an island then. There were ferries from the island to the West Bank then.
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Post by Ghadis » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:18 pm

Great stuff Stan. Only just got round to getting Google Earth and it's wonderful. Do you have the coordinates of that small Thoth temple you discovered a while back?

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:06 pm

25°43'1.42"N, 32°36'2.22"E

Go to Digital Karnak website, and you van see a reconstruction of Karnak that you can actually walk though on Google earth
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Post by drwho » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:47 am

Stan
Thank you for the amazing Google Earth East Bank pictures, now framed and hanging.
Are you intending to do the West Bank?.....8)

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:19 am

Yes I already did one, to show the extent of Qurna before the demolitions started, as the imagery on google earth dates from 2005.

I used it to make a map of the sites on the West Bank - http://www.eternalegypt.co.uk/luxor4u/westbank.jpg (4mb file)! Feel free to download it. I'll probably get some big prints done soon.
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