Luxor Museum, Luxor

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    The Luxor Museum in Luxor

    by HeshamMA Written Feb 17, 2014

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    After we finished visiting the mummification museum in Luxor we headed walking to Luxor museum as it is located almost 600 – 700 meter to the north from where the mummification museum is, this museum was designed by Brooklyn Museum in New York, it is hosting a various aspects of showed items
    Photos is not allowed inside that’s why I made only outside photos and had no internal photos to upload the museum is including a fortune of displays including furniture , statues , Jeweler all of it collected from the Theban temples in upper Egypt
    Some of Tutankhamun tomb finds, his funerary boats, how bow and arrows, chariots and the cow-goddess head some blocks of the Karnak temple , the mummies of King Ahmos I and King Ramses I
    Museum working hours 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.
    Ticket prices are 80 L.E for foreigners - Student 40 L.E .

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    Luxor Museum

    by Dannyfab67 Written Oct 5, 2012
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    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 .

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    Luxor Museum

    by MikeBird Updated May 23, 2010

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    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.
    Enjoy it.

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    Luxor Museum

    by chizz Written Jan 11, 2009

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    Luxor Museum is an interesting place to visit when in Luxor and is centrally located on the Corniche at the northern end. It costs 80LE as of Nov. 2008 with concessions for students and children. No photos allowed inside. Openings times are 9am-2pm and 4pm-9pm (10pm in summer).
    The museum houses a great collection of funerary goods and statues from the Theban Necropolis and several temples. As you enter, to the right is a ramp down to the Cachette Hall which displays 16 statues found under Luxor Temple in 1987.
    There is an extension called "Thebes Glory" showing war artifacts from the New Kingdom such as Tut's war chariot and royal bows and there are two mummies on display; Ahmosis I and the other is believed to be Ramses I (and brought from a museum at Niagara Falls).
    The top level houses such artifacts as model boats from the Meir Tombs at Assyut, shabti figures from Tut's tomb, and tools from Deir el Medina.

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    Luxor museum

    by rosegirl Written Dec 27, 2007

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    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.

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    Well worth to visit

    by vesna04 Written Aug 8, 2007

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    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.

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    Luxor Museum

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jul 17, 2007

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    Luxor Museum

    The Museum was inaugurated in 1975. It is housed in a small, purpose-built building.
    The museum is situated between the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. It houses pharaonic relics from Luxor and the nearby areas.

    The museum is insignificant; there is no even a tenth part of exhibits of the Egyptian museum in Cairo. But the exposition is picked up and issued very carefully. It consists only of local finds of the dynastic period. There are sculptures, bas-reliefs, utensils among exhibits and several of them were taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

    The new hall has been attached recently to the museum. About 20 statues found in a hiding place in Luxor temple in 1989 are exposed there. Apparently, they were hidden by priests to be saved from overseas aggressors. Statues are superb executed and well kept.

    Quay of the Nile, 37 05 69,
    09.00-13.00, 16.00-21.00, entrance fee - LE 55.

    You may find more detailed information here.

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    A peek into the glory of ancient Egypt

    by Tijavi Written Jun 8, 2007

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    A pharaonic statue outside the museum

    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.

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    Eye of the Storm.

    by dave123taylor Updated Sep 18, 2006

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    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.

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    More Luxor Museum Images

    by atufft Written Apr 9, 2006

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    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.

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    Images from the Luxor Museum

    by atufft Written Apr 9, 2006

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    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.

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    Luxor Museum

    by draguza Written Jan 22, 2006

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    The Museum entrance

    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

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    Visit Luxor Museum

    by egonwegh Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    Canopic jars

    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 ...!)

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    Relaxing visit to museum

    by dutchboycalledjan Written Sep 22, 2005
    Just follow the Cornice to the museum

    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.

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    luxor museum "talatat"

    by ukirsari Written Apr 23, 2005

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    from the tomb at biban-el-muluk (c) ukirsari

    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.

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