Visit along with Karnak or Luxor Temples. This is great because you can see many statues & artifacts from the Karnak & luxor temples & from the tombs including king tuts. There are also 2 Mummies But I forget their names. There are weapons a bed Jewelry & a chariot from the Tomb Of King Tut. Many very well preserved statues of the Pharaohs who built ancient Thebes & its Temples including Thuthmosis 111, Rammeses 1 & 2nd. There is also jewelry & funery itms from other tombs. costs 3.50 each english ep35. Takes roughly 1half-2yours to go round but well worth it .
This Museum is a gem. It's not particularly large but it's very well presented in a modern style and the artefacts are clearly labelled in a very interesting and informative way ( unlike the labelling at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo).
Nor was it crowded out with tourists.
It was great to see the Egyptian school kids wandering around flitting from one exhibit to the next and chattering eagerly.
Pity I don't have a photo of the exterior. There is a book shop attached to the Museum where you can purchase guides. I don't think photography is allowed inside.
There's a video show to watch first and then you are free to look at the exhibits which will probably take between one and two hours.
This museum was established in 1975 a regional museum presents some moving discovered the region during the fossil prospecting effects. This museum was built in a unique architectural using the latest methods of presentation Museum Inventory, which highlights the aesthetic side effects before using patches lights. Has a wing devoted to the presentation of the effects of cache Luxor Temple that was disclosed in January 22, 1989
Built in the Temple of Luxor no fewer than six churches remained effects of buildings and furniture one of the oldest churches in the east of the models Albarileka those constructed in the northeast corner of the courtyard of the Temple of Luxor first, which was built above a mosque Abe pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
The over Temple on the churches in 640 m Islam came to Egypt in the course of digging through the Sphinx edifice north of the Temple of Luxor, I found a group of beautiful pottery Mamluk within the cache is now stored in the Luxor Museum has encouraged the creation of the Museum of Luxor.
Contains: the effects of the era of old and modern Persian and Roman conquest of Egypt and the Christian era and the Islamic conquest of Egypt in addition to Momciawat one of the leaders of the Pharaohs and tools Taxidermy and other effects.
Very interesting place to visit. Here, on one place the visitor can be interduced to the Egyptian rich history. The buliding is situated on Luxor cornish and it is very easy to find. It has a rather small colection of the itams but of a great importance and all are beautifly displayed.
The Luxor Museum is lilliputian when compared to the humongous Egyptian Museum in Cairo. But what is lacks in size, it easily makes up for it in presentation and quality. The exhibits are carefully and professionally done by the people behind New York's Brooklyn Museum - well-chosen, comprehensively labeled and meticulously arranged.
Easily, the star attractions are the mummies of pharaohs Ahmose, founder of the New Kingdom, and of Ramses I. Bathed in soft lighting within darkened interiors, the mummies in their glass niches project an eerie but mysterious aura. Looking at Ramses I's mummy (have a pen light ready), one could still see his short, curly hair covering portions of his head. It's amazing to think this pharaoh pre-dates Jesus by nearly 1,300 years! Incredible.
The other interesting exhibits include the section on Egyptian military technology which should make every military enthusiat's mouth water. I've always been fascinated by chariots and seeing a real one (Tutankhamun's hunting chariot) made my day.
At first, I thought the fee of EGP 70 - more expensive than Egyptian Museum's EGP 50 - was too steep an entrance fee. Overall, it was worth it. I've learned so much from Luxor Museum than from the Egyptian Museum. Before proceeding to the main gallery, stop by the mini-theater at the entrance for a brief presentation on Thebes - it's a bit cheesy but it brings you into the right mood for what could lies ahead - a peek into the glory of ancient Egypt.
During summer, the museum is open from 9am-1pm and from 4pm-10pm. Photos not allowed inside.
If you want peace and quiet in the noise and heat of Luxor then the museum is a paradise.
It has many realy good pieces and is one of the best museums in Egypt.
Unlike the Cairo Museum you can see every item on display, take your time and read all the information an it will only take a couple of hours.
At around 5.50 GBP 550 EP it's a bargain like most of the attractions in Egypt.
The hours for the Museum are from 9 am to 1 PM and then from 4 PM until 9 PM. in the winter. Afternoon hours in the summer are from 5 PM until 10 PM.
Unlike the ruins, I only took a dozen or so pictures here, preferringn insted to simply marvel at the exhibits and talk to friends. However, here are some more exhibits of interest. The museum appears to be adding or changing its exhibits, so your visit can find even better gems than these. One of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt is located at the Luxor Museum, which opened in 1975. Housed within a modern building, the collection is limited in the number of items, but they are beautifully displayed in the otherwise dimly lit surroundings.
The Luxor Museum is on the esplanade walk toward Karnak. The Museum is not large and won't take a lot of time, but it contains some excellent exhibits, mostly from the ruins around Luxor and the West Bank. The Museum is dimly lit and flash photography is not permited, so these images are less than the best representation of what can be seen there. Check out the weblink below for some excellent results by another photographer for some exhibits.
Luxor Museum contains one of the best displays of Egyptian antiquities in Egypt and it opened in 1975. Housed within a modern building, the collection is limited in the number of items, but they are beautifully displayed.
Once inside the main museum area, two of the first items that catch one's attention are an enormous red granite head of Amenhotep III and the cow-goddess head from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Spaced out around the ground floor are masterpieces of sculpture including a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III
Visit Luxor Museum - a visit is worth every penny. This is true, whatever the currency you're paying in ...
Among other items you'll see these canopic jars. Remember: no flash allowed (December 2005: Malena - "MalenaN" - tells me: no photographs allowed at all ...!)
The Luxor Museum of Ancient Art is worth a visit, if only because it is air conditioned. The museum's outside and inside have been designed with care. The displays are very good and the light is briljant (sometimes to). Also, there is not too much, like in the Egyptian museum in Caïro. Used the illustrated guide to Luxor to guide us through the highlights. The only drawback during our visit was a guide that spoke very loud, as if he was still in the open air. We paid 55 pounds each.
should not be missed is visiting luxor museum with the ‘masterpiece’ “talatat” a reconstruction of fragments of a wall from the palace of akhen-aton, goddess of hathor from the tomb of king tut-ankh-amon.
Although the Luxor museum is rather expensive, ( about £5 uk) it houses some really fabulous artifacts. It includes one of the three chariots from Tutankhamen's tomb, plus bows and arrows, a model boat and other items from his tomb. In an ajoining building there is a collection of twenty six statues that were discovered as recently as 1989 in the temple of Luxor, we thought these were some of the finest statues we had ever seen, in particular the statue of the goddess Lunit, and one of the goddess Hathor. In the main building, there are many more statues including a large and very beautifull calcite statue of the crocodile god Sobec with the pharaoh Amenhotep 111 sitting side by side. So, expensive? perhaps, but worth every penny.
Luxor museum is located about 1km from Luxor temple, along the Nile and is one of the finest in Egypt. It contains many of the finds during the digs carried out in the Thebes area. In 1990 a large underground area was added where you can see statues that were found in 1989 in the cachette of Luxor temple. This photo is a statue of Amenophis III with the god Sobek, and was discovered in 1967 at the bottom of a canal, near a village on the west bank. Entrance fee is 55 LE (5.50 GBP) and the museum is open until 9pm.
Whilst at Luxor Temple on our first day we were approached by a local who decided that he would show us the sites for a small fee.
In our naivety we followed and after a brief and confusing description of the glyphs he demanded we give him baksheesh.
A member of the Tourist and Antiquities Police then appeared and ushered him away. We were then asked to follow him into a remote part of thetemple where he unslung his weapon and demanded that we gave him some money. Having a Kalashnikov pointed at you is an effective method of parting with your money so we complied. After leaving the site we reported the matter to the office located on the main road opposite the Anubis shoppng centre where the matter was then investigated and the officer was arrested. NOTE - This is frowned upon by the authorities and will not be tolerated. If caught in this situation comply with reason and report it later to the Chief of Police for Tourist and Antiquities.