The Luxor Museum of Antiquities is an archaeological museum where you will find a collection of ancient artifacts from the end of the Old Kingdom to the Mamluk period, mainly collected from Theban temples and necropolises. Museum is located on the east bank of the Nile.
The idea to create an archaeological museum came from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 1962. In 1973, the architect Mahmoud el-Hakim designed a two-story building.
Two years later the museum was officially opened (in 1975).
Another wing to the building was added in 2004.
Some significant exhibits:
- grave goods from the tomb of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamen (KV62)
- collection of 26 New Kingdom statues
- royal mummies of two pharaohs - Ahmose I and Ramesses I
- double calcite statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the 18th dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III
- one of the main exhibits is the reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenaten's temple (Karnak).
Ticket price (2022) for tourists:
- Adult 140 EGP
- Student 70 EGP
The museum is open:
- from 9:00 to 16:00
- from 17:00 to 22:00
How to get there
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