While the size of the collection cannot rival Cairo’s treasures, the Luxor Museum is famous as one of the most thoughtfully and carefully exhibited antiques in Egypt. Most of the exhibits come from temples and other constructions in the Luxor area.
The museum’s main highlights include the depiction of the statue of Amenhotep III, under his rule many Luxor’s temples were built. There are also a number of objects from the opening of the controversial Tutankhamun tomb, including the impressive cow-headed deity, and the Talatat Wall, which is reassembled from one of the temples in Karnak.
For many visitors, the main attractions here are also among the most recent: the mummies of the pharaohs Ahmose I and Ramses I, which were presented to the public with much fanfare in 2004. They are shown without their bandages; a gruesome but interesting sight.
Tours and Trips to Luxor Museum
Experience a tour to visit the Luxor Museum, one of the most valuable sights in Luxor, and also to the Luxor Mummification Museum that displays the mummies of humans and animals, as well as equipment used in the mummification process.
This wonderful museum has a well-chosen collection of antiquities dating from the Middle Kingdom (2055 BC – c. 1650 BC) and continued through to the Mamluk period in Egypt (1250–1517 ad), mostly gathered from the Theban temples and necropolis.
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