from $25,00

Tour to Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum

Tour to Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum
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Duration

2 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

Deutsche, English, Español, Français, italiano, русский, العربية, 中国語, 日本語

Overview

Tour to Luxor and Mummification Museums

The Tour to Luxor Museum 

Tour to Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum includes Luxor Museum was inaugurated in 1975. It is a two-story building. Tour to Luxor and Mummification Museums shows artifacts on display that are far more restricted than the main collections in the Egyptian Museum. However, this was deliberate, since the museum prides itself on the quality of the pieces it has. It prides in the uncluttered way in which they are displayed, and the clear multilingual labeling used.

Egyptian Ministry of Culture conceived the museum which hired Dr. Mahmud El Hakim to create the plans in 1962. The installation of the museum art works came later and they finished it between 1972 and 1975. 

Tour to Luxor and Mummification Museums

Go on Tour to Luxor and Mummification Museums. Among the items on display are grave goods from the tomb of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun (KV62) and a collection of 26 New Kingdom statues. They found Them buried in the Luxor statue cache in the nearby Luxor Temple in 1989. They put the royal mummies of two pharaohs – Ahmose I and Ramesses I –  on display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004. Fortunately, they are a  part of the new extension to the museum. In Addition, they included a small visitor center. A major exhibit is a reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenaten‘s temple at Karnak. One of the featured items in the collection is a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Tour To Mummification Museum 

Tour to Luxor and Mummification Museums also included Mummification museum in Luxor (ancient Thebes). they built it as they  intended to provide an understanding of the process to preserve the body. The ancient Egyptians not only applied embalming to dead humans but also to many animals (Cats, dogs, crocodiles…. etc.). God Anubis(the Jackal) was the god of embalming and mummification.

Egyptologists believe that mummification process has taken around 70 days, accompanied by many rituals. Ancient Egyptians removed the organs of the deceased through a small incision (10 cm) in the left side of the body and preserved in Canopic jars. Then, they dried the body in sodium nitrate, or nitrate salt brought from Wadi El Natron, for about 40 days. Finally, they wrapped it in bandages of linen. They placed magical amulets within the wrappings on various parts of the body to protect the deceased. The family then received the body and placed it in a coffin for burial. Therefore, Tour to Luxor and Mummification Museums is a must on your list

The Mummification Museum provides a comprehensive view of the entire process through the display of many tools, objects and equipment used for the process, as well as, an explanation of the ritual and religious significance of the practice. Canopic jars, elaborately decorated coffins, mummified remains; amulets and statues of deities are among the many objects on display.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxor Museum
  • Mummification Museum

Itinerary

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Luxor Museum
 Luxor Museum

We will be picked up from your hotel to start your half day tour

visiting Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum. Start the day visiting the Luxor Museum located in the Egyptian city of Luxor (ancient Thebes). 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.

Mummification Museum
Mummification Museum

Then Transfer to Mummification museum It 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. Later transfer back to your hotel in Luxor

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor and return
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
  • All service charges & taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping

Children Policy

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge
  • 6 – 12 pay 50% of tour price
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

Cancellation

You can cancel up to 24 Hours  in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 Hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 Hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than One Week before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

from $25,00
Price/Person
Single 60
2 – 3  40
4 – 6 35
7 -10 30
11 -15 25

 

Languages

Deutsche, English, Español, Français, italiano, русский, العربية, 中国語, 日本語

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