Mummification Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

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Visiting Hours :
9am-1pm & 5pm-10pm

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Location :
Luxor , Egypt

Display Objects :

The museum, located in the former visitor center, covers an area of 2035 m and contains the following elements: Hall of artifacts, Lecture hall, Video room, Cafeteria. The hall of artifacts is divided into two parts, the first one is ascended corridor through which the visitor could have a look on ten tablets were drawn from the papyri of Ani and Hu-nefer that displayed in the British Museum in London. Most of these tablets throw lights on the funeral journey from death to burial. The second part of the museum began from the end of the corridor and the visitor could see more than sixty pieces, which are displayed in 19 well-advanced cases.

Description :

  • The Mummification Museum is located in the Egyptian city of Luxor.

  • It stands on the corniche, in front of the Mina Palace Hotel, to the north of Luxor Temple, overlooking the River Nile.

  • The museum is intended to provide visitors with an understanding of the ancient art of mummification.

  • The Ancient Egyptians applied embalming techniques to many species, not only to dead humans.

  • Mummies of cats, fish and crocodiles are on display in this unique museum, where one can also get an idea of the tools used.

  • The story of this museum began when the Egyptian president decreed that the responsibility of the former visitor centre building was to transferred from the tourism ministry to that of culture (and, specifically, the Supreme Council of Antiquities).

  • It was opened by President Hosni Mubarak in 1997.