Luxor Museum
Museum type :
Art and History

Established in :
1975

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :
Daily 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 9pm

Contact No :

Location :
Luxor , Egypt

Display Objects :

Among the most striking items on show are grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamen (KV62) and a collection of 26 exceptionally well preserved New Kingdom statues that were found buried in a cache in nearby Luxor Temple in 1989.

The royal mummies of two pharaohs - Ahmose I and Ramesses I - were also put on display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004, as part of the new extension to the museum, which includes a small visitor centre. A major exhibit is a reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenaton's temple at Karnak.




Description :

  • Luxor Museum is located in the Egyptian city of Luxor (ancient Thebes).

  • It stands on the corniche, overlooking the River Nile, in the central part of the city.

  • Inaugurated in 1975, the museum is housed in a small, purpose-built building.

  • The range of artifacts on display is far more restricted than the country's main collections in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo; this was, however, deliberate, since the museum prides itself on the quality of the pieces it has, the uncluttered way in which they are displayed, and the clear multilingual labelling used.

  • Among the most striking items on show are grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62) and a collection of 26 exceptionally well preserved New Kingdom statues that were found buried in a cache in nearby Luxor Temple in 1989.

  • The royal mummies of two pharaohs - Ahmose I and Ramesses I - were also put on display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004, as part of the new extension to the museum, which includes a small visitor centre.

  • A major exhibit is a reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenaten's temple at Karnak.