Luxor Museum

The Luxor Museum is widely considered one of the best museums found anywhere in Egypt. Sticking to its mantra of less is more, the museum’s uncluttered exhibition spaces combine with the sheer historical value of the pieces on display to create an eminently interesting and enjoyable attraction in the historic city of Luxor. Luxor itself is often termed the world’s greatest outdoor exhibition, thanks to the Necropolis and the Valley of the Kings, which lay just on the other side of the Nile—the Luxor museum, however, proves that you don’t have to stay out of doors to enjoy top-notch museum visits in this enchanting destination.

The focus of this museum in Luxor is Egypt through antiquity, with particular importance placed on pieces that relate to pharaonic Egypt. Visitors to the Luxor Museum in Egypt inevitably gravitate toward the relics from Tutankhamun’s tombs, though it must be said that the 283 decorative blocks of reassembled wall that once stood tall as the temple of Amenhotep also call for attention. Other noteworthy pieces in the collection at this museum in Luxor include a collection of New Kingdom statues and two mummified pharaohs, Ahmose I and Ramesses I.

If you like the sound of the Luxor Museum in Egypt, it’s also worth checking out the Mummification Museum, which is found in the same city. Spending a day touring these two excellent Egyptian attractions has to be one of the first things on any vacation itinerary for Luxor, particularly for travelers who are interested in Egypt's fascinating history.

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