Exotic, bustling city on the Nile, packed with world-class ancient sites including the remarkable tomb of Tutankhamun. A tantalising glimpse into the exotic culture and remarkable sophistication of this ancient civilisation.
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Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt
The Luxor Museum has a superb collection of artefacts, sculptures and carvings, found in and around the Theban temples and necropolis; most date back to the New Kingdom period (1550-1070 BC).
The collection, much smaller than the Cairo Museum, is well labelled and arranged chronologically.
A newer wing is dedicated to Egypt during the New Kingdom glory days and gives an insight into the pharaoh’s military might and daily life at the time.
Look out for the two Amun-Re Statues, two majestic, towering statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III standing beside the deity Amun-Re.
Getting there & doing it
Guides are sometimes available at the entrance to the museum, but they are unnecessary – many items are well captioned and the displays are informative. There is no audio guide.
When to do it
The museum is open all year round, seven days a week.
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