22 September 2018 05:52 AM

Mummification Museum

Monday، 25 September 2017 - 03:46 PM


Opened to the public in 1997, the Mummification Museum illustrates the processes used in the preservation of both human and animal remains, a practice believed by the ancient Egyptians to be a critical part of the quest for eternal life. The museum displays human and animal mummies, tools used in the mummification process, and examples of the types of objects traditionally buried with the dead in pharaonic times. Here you’ll learn about the mummification techniques specialized to embalm many animal species, such as crocodiles, cats and fish. Mummified animals are unique to the collection of this museum. You’ll also see mummification tools, embalming materials, Canoptic jars, amulets and coffins. There are also ancient tablets that record the funeral journey from death to burial. The museum is divided into the Hall of Artefacts, Lecture Hall, Video Room and the cafeteria.
 
Labels are in Arabic, French, and English.
 
 
LOCATION:
Corniche el-Nil, downtown Luxor, opposite to the Hotel Mercure
 
DIRECTIONS:
BY TAXI: ask for “met-haf al-teh-neet”
 
FACILITIES:
Cafeteria, bookstore, lecture hall, library
Weekly lectures are held on Sundays at 7PM.
 
NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED
 
No guides are allowed inside the museum, but visitors can ask the guard if a curator is available to answer any questions.
 
The museum is not handicapped-accessible.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION: Phone: (095) 2370062
Supreme Council of Antiquities & The Egyptian Tourism Authority

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