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.