The Mummification Museum, Luxor

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    Mummification Museum
    by Blatherwick
  • He is not dead, but sleepeth.
    He is not dead, but sleepeth.
    by geordiebutcher
  • a true oasis in the desert that is LXR
    a true oasis in the desert that is LXR
    by morgane1692
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    Mummification Museum

    by Blatherwick Written Mar 19, 2005

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    Mummification Museum

    The Mummification Museum is relatively new. The museum's features displays of both human and animal mummies. However, there are also displays of tools used in the mummification process, as well as artifacts of items buried along with the mummies for use in the afterlife. Almost anything one ever wanted to know about mummification can be learned here, including the mummification process itself. Its a very well done place and is a deal at 35 LE.

    The museum is located just north of Luxor Temple on Sharia al-Bahr (along the Nile River).

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    The Mumification Museum

    by geordiebutcher Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    He is not dead, but sleepeth.

    The Luxor mumification museum is another must while visiting Luxor. As well as the fabulously painted mummy boards there are mummyfied Ibis cats a ram and a crocodile. There is also the mummy of General Mesehty who is so well preserved, he would easily be recognized by any of his neighbours should one happen to visit the museum! The museum is quite small but is certainly worth a visit. Cost about £3 UK (35le)

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    okay, class, welcome now to MUMMIES 101

    by morgane1692 Updated Apr 3, 2004

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    a true oasis in the desert that is LXR

    Luxor's a small town and you cannot miss a museum when it's right on the Nile like this one is.....MUMMIES of humans, MUMMIES of the critters which went along for the ride through eternity with the humans, instruments, ingredients, they're all here...as if you walked into the offices of CSI: LUXOR!!! The blessed and frosty AIR-CONDITIONING rocks!!! Oh, and did we mention, the place is floor-to-ceiling crawling with MUMMIES...!!!

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    Not worth the money or TIME

    by eyedot Updated Aug 27, 2009

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    I must have gone to the other mummifcation museum, 1 human - 1 baboon - 1 cat - 1 bird - 1 crocodile.
    Some tools and mummification materials, all poorly described in my opinion. about 100 items in total, which can all be seen and read in 20 mins.

    Do yourself a favour and give it a miss.

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    by Mark_Harris Updated Nov 13, 2002

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    The Mummification Museum is one of Luxor's hidden gems housing a range of exhibits, from equipment used during mummification to a mummy itself.

    However the real strength of the museum is that it explains the Egyptian philosophy on death and the afterlife very well.

    Visit the museum before heading off to the Valley of the Kings and you'll understand so much more.

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