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Sightseein - Luxor Museum Of Ancient Egyptian Art

Open daily 9am-1pm, 4pm - 10pm in summer, 9am-1pm, 4pm - 9pm in winter

This small museum is housed in a contemporary building on the east bank of Luxor and hosts an unique collection of well-displayed antiquities found in temples and tombs in and around Luxor.

Exquisite masterpieces from the New Kingdom are shown on the ground floor, including an enormous red granite head of Tuthmosis III and the cow-goddess head from the tomb of Tutankhamun. In addition to an alabaster double statue of the crocodile god Sobek.

Upstairs is one of the major items of the whole museum - a reassembled wall of 283 painted sandstone blocks from a wall in the dismantled temple built at Karnak for the heretic king Akhenaten of the 18th Dynasty, with scenes of the king and his wife worshipping the sun.

Some objects from Tutankhamun's tomb are also on display, including sandals, arrows, a fine wooden head of Hathor, and two beautiful funerary barques. The New Hall was specially designed to house the impressive cache of 26 statues discovered in Luxor Temple in 1989. Among the finest of the large statues are a collection of stone sculptures of Ramses II, Queen Nefertari, Tutankhamun and Amenhotep III.






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