The Luxor Museum

The Museum of Luxor overlooking the west bank of Nile is a relatively small museum with a notable amount of antiquities to display but very distinctive and takes great pride in the quality side o its display.

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Name: Luxor Museum
Established in: 1975
Location: 25° 42′ 27″ N, 32° 38′ 41″ E
Opening Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm
Place: Luxor
Type: Archaeological Museum
Winter 9:00am-9:00pm
Area 55 m long and 29 m wide

History


The museum is designed by Dr. Mahmud El Hakim, a top Egyptian architect in 1962. However, the plans came to fruition in 1972 and were completed by 1975.


Architecture


Located on a waterfront in the centre of Luxor, it drives to point out the best displays within and outside of the building.


The building includes:



  • Garden giving an open air museum feeling to the displays.


  • First floor contains some magnificent statues, coffins and walls etc.


  • Ground Floor contains relics from Theban area mostly.



Facts



  • Among the collection, 26 well-preserved statues from the New Kingdom era shine brightly showing the museum in a different light.


  • The artefacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamen, such as model boats, figures of servants, sandals and arrows are the most intriguing ones.


  • Some Coptic and Islamic items also grace the museum display.


  • It is believed that many remarkable relics are unable to brace the showcase of display as the museum is not designed to house quantity.



Most Anticipated Items



  • Colossal head of Amenhotep III


  • Head of a cow goddess


  • Statue Amenhotep III with Sobek


  • A statue of Akhenaton wearing a double crown


  • Statue Amenhotep, son of Hapu


  • Statue of Rameses III


  • Statue of the goddess Iunyt


  • Statue of Amenhotep III


  • Statue of Horemheb before Amun


  • Mud brick walls of the Temple of Akhenaton.


  • The royal mummies of Ahmose I and Ramsis I


  • Pillar of King Sesostris I


  • Statue of the famous goddess Hathour


  • A collection of Coptic antiquities


  • Cartoon mummy cover called cartonnage



For detail viewing, come and witness the glorious history of The Museum of Luxor with NILE HOLIDAY today..

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