Tuesday، 19 September 2017 - 03:51 PM
Most of the artifacts displayed at the Luxor Museum were discovered in the area of ancient Thebes (modern Luxor). Highlights of the collection include masterpieces of pharaonic art as well as examples of everyday objects. Several galleries are devoted to a spectacular group of statues found in 1989 hidden beneath the floor of the Luxor Temple; there is also a newly-built annex dedicated to Egypt's Golden Age (the New Kingdom, ca. 1550-1070 BC), which includes two royal mummies and a short film on ancient papyrus and vase-making. Labels are in Arabic and English.
Corniche el-Nil, downtown Luxor
By taxi: ask for "met-haf al-luxor"
Visitors' center, cafeteria, bookshop, library
No audio or personal guides are provided, but a catalogue of the museum collection is available for purchase in the bookstore.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
Phone: (095) 370569
NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED.
Supreme Council of Antiquities