Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

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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 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.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

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You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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