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Luxor Museum, Luxor

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See a collection of masterpieces from Ancient Egypt at Luxor Museum, an institution bringing together antiquities discovered in the Theban temples and necropolis. Established in 1975, the two-floor museum possesses a large number of important artifacts, including items recovered from the tomb of the iconic pharaoh Tutankhamen, as well as the mummies of pharaohs Ahmose I and Ramesses I. The museum brings the story of Ancient Egypt to life through a number of carefully designed reconstructions, interactive exhibits, and audio-visual materials. Such additional features set the imaginations of younger visitors going, making each piece seem relevant and part of an orchestrated whole. Luxor Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • This was a fantastic experience! We spent 2 hours here and could have easily spent another hour or two (we had scheduled a pickup, so had to go). There were a total of 4 mummies, two still wrapped.....  more »
  • Truly amazing exhibit that we almost skipped. Not overwhelming like the Cairo museum (which is of course still great), but simple and elegant. Each piece is phenomenal and given space. Most allow for....  more »
  • This is a nicely organized museum. It's not that big (not like the Egyptian museum). I think it is definitely worth a visit if you have the time. It is open late too so it's nice when you are...  more »
  • It was awesome. There are many wonderful pieces. You would surely enjoy it if you are interested in history.
  • Simply breathtaking. I chose to visit the temple in the night and had no regrets. Well maybe you cant really see the carvings on the walls so clearly, but the temple has a different kind of beauty from the day. Be sure to spot the original statues of Ramses from the newly 'restored' one. Oh and you will find out that actually the temple is linked to Karnak (3km away!) by the avenue of the sphinx.
  • Extremely high quality exhibits, including statuary, car ings, pottery, etc., all highlighting the time when Thebes was the capital of the Egyptian New Kingdom. The descriptions are excellent, and this museum is much less crowded than the Antiquities Museum in Cairo.
  • The museum although alot smaller than the Cairo museum is kept together well, very clean, and its diverse collection is presented in a very organized and beautiful way. Much more enjoyable than the Cairo museum. It is a shame that Upper Egypt will be robbed of much of its heritage to deliver to this new museum which I think is a bad idea.
  • You may go to Luxor to see The Valley of the Kings, but don’t leave without visiting the local museum. Lots of great art taken from the many excavations in the area. A real treat!

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