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.