The Luxor Museum is a must-see destination for anyone looking to experience Egypt’s fascinating history, architecture, and culture. Located on the East Bank of the Nile, near the old city of Luxor, the museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts and relics dating back almost 5000 years.
Entering through the majestic main hall, visitors will be greeted with the impressive wall relief of king Ramses II in his war chariot, signifying the beginning of Egypt’s modern era. As the collection progresses, stone tablets, the head of a cobra, and some exquisite jewelry pieces made of gold and silver can also be observed.
The highlights of the Luxor Museum include the painted statue of Ahmose-Nefertari, from the turbulent 18th dynasty, and a lovely figurine of Nefertiti, one of the earliest Queens of Egypt. Further along, the ‘Victory Stele’ of Tutankhamen, declaring the young pharaoh’s brilliant victory in battle, is a stirring sight. Other notable items include intricate furniture pieces, ostraca, and alabaster vessels.
The hall of mummies is once in a lifetime experience; it houses several preserved mummies, which date back many hundreds of years ago, and sarcophagi which are kept in air-conditioned chambers. The mummies even have labels describing their age, name, and status.
The adjoining roof garden provides sweeping views of the ancient city of Luxor and allows visitors to take a break and recharge. The adjacent gift and souvenir shop is a great spot to buy postcards, Egyptian artifacts, and books about ancient Egyptian life. For those seeking an interactive experience, the museum offers audio and visual presentations and workshops. These interactive shows, performed by museum personnel and curators, help to explain the various exhibits and artifacts on display.
The Luxor Museum is nothing short of a remarkable journey into the past and history of Luxor. From its incredible collection of artifacts and mummies and its interactive presentations, the museum is a must-see destination for all visitors and locals to Egypt.
Kornish Al Nile, Luxor Governorate 1362503, Egypt