Overview About Luxor Museum
The gorgeous Luxor Museum is located on the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor, which it’s a good chance to visit it onboard a luxury Nile river cruise and to be more specific, it is exactly between Karnak Temple in the North and Luxor Temple in the South. It is an archeological site that contains a collection of antiques that date back to the Mamluk period of the Old Kingdom. It was designed to face the Nile and it is about 55 meters long and 29 meters wide. It was opened in 1975 and it contains a collection of restricted artifacts that it is in the Egyptian Museum, however, the Museum is so proud of its collection and the quality of its antiques.
The Description of Luxor Museum
At the beginning of the opening of the museum in 1975, there weren’t much to show inside the museum but the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiques decided to increase the number of the antiques inside the museum to make it a tourist attraction in the beautiful city of Luxor. There is a big garden on the site of the museum, which includes many beautiful artifacts and many sculptures from the pharaohs’ era.
After crossing the large glass doors, you will find yourself in the big hall, which consists of two levels with spiral corridors linking the levels together. These spiral corridors give the museum a dynamic atmosphere different from other old traditional museums.
Inside the first floor of the museum, there are wonderful Egyptian sculptures that include a terrific statue of Sobek, the crocodile God, which was located in Kom Ombo Temple protecting a figure of Amenhotep III. There are also some colorful coffins and the remaining of the walls of the temple of Amenhotep IV. Your Egypt tours should include a visit to the Luxor Museum and other Luxor tourist attractions.
Items inside the Temple
- Some remains of the Temple of Akhenaton (1347 -1364 BC).
- A statue of Thutmose III, who is the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, which is 90 cm long and made out of special rock formation. Thutmose is one of the greatest pharos of the time.
- A statue of Amenhotep III, who was an important figure in ancient Egypt (1365 – 1403 BC). This statue is about 130 cm and it was made out of pure black granite.
- A statue called “Oshabty”, who used to do was the cultivating work in the afterlife for the owner of the tomb.
- Inside the tomb, also a cartoon mummy is 175 cm long. It belongs to the dynasties from 21 to 24 and it was made of plaster & flax.
- Some artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.
- The royal mummies of Ahmose I and Ramesses I, they were added to the museum in 2004
- Some Coptic antiquities including a white and black colored pottery dish, which was found in the 5th century AD.
- Some Islamic items in addition to a collection of small bowls that belong to the Mamluk era in the 14th century AD.
- A colored limestone tall Pillar of King Sesostris I.
- A huge head of a statue of Akhenaton wearing a double crown.
- There is a statue of Amenhotep III and Sobek, the crocodile god.
- There is Part of a wall from the Temple of Akhenaton at Karnak.
- Collection of 26 well preserved New Kingdom sculptures, they were buried in a near the Luxor Temple in 1989.
- A statue of Horemheb, who was the last king of the 18th Dynasty with the god.
- A black granite statue of the famous goddess Hathor, the goddess of beauty.
- A statue of the goddess Inet, who was the wife of the god Monto during the reign of Imhotep III.
- A granite statue of the goddess Mot with the famous god Amun, this statue goes back to the reign of Ramesses II.
- A canopy head of queen Toya from the reign of Seti I.
- A wax statue of Ramesses the 11th accompanied by the god Ma’at that was discovered in 1978 in the west bank.