Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

A Pharaonic Sound Comes From Nile Corniche To Accompany You In Treasure Of Pharaonic Cache In Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum by Tim Adams

On your way from the Luxor Temple to the Karnak Temple, and while the Nile accompanies you, rushing to return to the magical world of the Pharaohs, coming from a charming pharaonic landmark that has taken you in the embrace of history living a time with pharaohs to another attraction, where you will ride the time machine again to a new journey attending you majestic events with the ancient Egyptians. However, you will stand in complete amazement; you have not yet arrived while the fragrant history is coming from a garden inside a building. Unique artifacts will catch your eye to find yourself automatically heading to it; it is the Luxor Museum.

Luxor Museum

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Amid the green land of the Luxor Museum garden, greet a magnificent gilded head of Hathor, the ancient Egyptian god, then pass your peace over the statue of the god Amun to start a tour among rare Pharaonic artifacts and a majestic treasure that has come for you from thousands of years ago to touch your soul now to complete your tour in Luxor Museum with treasure from the tomb of King Tutankhamen, and other unique antiques from the old kingdom and new kingdom of the pharaohs that comes from the Necropolis of Thebes, including the valley of the kings till arriving at great monuments from Mamluk period.

Amenhotep Great statue

A great granite statue brought from Madinat Habu represented Amenhotep, the important official who oversaw all the pharaoh’s works in ancient Egypt (1365 – 1403 BC) and was raised to the rank of gods during the Ptolemaic era, and besides it, a remarkable carved figure of Tuthmosis III, the sixth Pharaoh of the 18th  Dynasty, with 90 cm long, made out of unique rock formation, will lead you from the garden to a rare collection of well-chosen and brilliantly antiquities displaying on against a dark background to walk while the treasure sparkle on your eyes in the 1st ground-floor gallery of Luxor Museum.

A tall Pillar of King Sesostris I, made out of colored limestone, will surprise you to begin your suspense tour on the 1st floor of Luxor Museum, finding the most beautiful and largest statue of Alabaster in Egypt of the Amenhotep III and the great crocodile god Sobek protects it. A hieroglyphic text is written by the hands of the pharaohs on the Karnak panel, narrating for you the struggle of Theban rulers with the Hyksos to take you to the real wonder of these events, this historical wall will invite you to its magic, to come close, finding that you in front of a wall from the Akhenaton Temple at Karnak.

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Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Tutankhamun’s tomb

It is a series of small sandstone blocks with scenes representing Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti, and other inscriptions that will take you to the temple life to leave this wall to the Tutankhamun’s tomb treasure, including shabti (servant) figures, model boats, sandals, arrows and a series of gilded bronze rosettes from his funeral pall.

26 well-preserved New Kingdom Statues found hidden near the Luxor Temple in 1989 AD are also awaiting you in Luxor Museum.

A massive head of a statue of Akhenaton wearing a double crown, a figure of Horemheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty with the god Atom, will accompany you to the 2nd floor to stand in dazzle, seeing two royal mummies, Ahmose I (founder of the 18th dynasty) and the mummy of Ramses I (founder of the 19th dynasty) displayed without their wrappings, then you will find yourself wandering inside the daily life of the New Kingdom, viewing the technology used, crossing through the pharaonic daily tools, chariots, and weapons displays illustrate the military of Thebes.

Other Artifacts at The Museum

Luxor Museum includes among its various halls and galleries distinctive tools that confirm the ancient Egyptian’s

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum by Verity Cridland

ability in architecture, as there are building measuring tools inside it, and it includes a right angle that was used to measure the tip of the buildings, in addition to a wooden tool in the shape of the letter “A.” Equipped with a string and a piece of pear-shaped stone used to measure horizontal surfaces, a vertical scale, glass, and quality powder made of hot quartz mixed with some minerals, which was used as cups and then used in funerary pieces such as scarab.

The Luxor Museum includes a large hall in which most of the statues that came out from the cache of the western side are displayed in the courtyard of Amenhotep III in the Temple of Luxor, and which were hidden ingeniously by the priests of the god “Amon” to protect them from any desecration, which was discovered on January 22, 1989, besides a statue of the goddess Inet, the wife of the god Monto.

Your tour inside Luxor Museum is to walk around the dazzle of 376 pieces from the rare possessions of several Pharaonic dynasties, all of which have been displayed with great precision and care.

Some Info You Need To Know About Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum is located on the Nile Corniche on the eastern mainland in Luxor. The museum was opened for visiting in 1975 AD, and a new hall was added to it in 1984 AD. Another hall was opened in 1989 AD to include the latest archaeological discoveries in the Luxor Temple.

The opening hours are from 9 AM – 9 PM in winter, and 9 AM – 4 PM, 5 PM -10 PM in summer. The cost of the ticket is 140 LE.

Related FAQ

Does Luxor have a museum?

On the East Bank of the Nile River, the Luxor Museum is situated roughly halfway between the Temple of Luxor and the Karnak Temple Complex. Although the museum's regular hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., remember that it closes every afternoon for one to three hours.

Is Luxor Museum worth visiting?

TOur to Luxor Museum

It should come as no surprise that it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Luxor and is well worth visiting. Visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Nile River and the west bank from within the museum thanks to its 55-meter-long façade that faces the river.

When was Luxor Museum built?

Opened in 1975.

Why is the Luxor famous?

General knowledge The headquarters of the Luxor Governorate and the most well-known city in Upper (Southern) Egypt, Luxor is renowned for having some of the oldest and most important ancient Egyptian sites. Luxor, which was once known as "Thebes" in ancient Egypt, is often sometimes referred to as the "World's finest open-air Museum."

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