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.
|Location:||25° 42′ 27″ N, 32° 38′ 41″ E|
|Area||55 m long and 29 m wide|
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.
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.
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.
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
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