The Luxor Museum
The Luxor Museum is surprisingly entertaining. Displays of
pottery, jewelry, furniture, statues and stelae were created by
the Brooklyn Museum of New York. They include a carefully
selected assortment of items from the Theban temples and
There are a number of exhibits from Tutankhamun, including a
cow-goddess head from his tomb on the first floor and his
funerary boats on the second floor. However, some of the real
attractions include a statue of Tuthmosis III (circa 1436 BC) on
the first floor, and 283 sandstone blocks arranged as a wall
from the ninth pylon of the Karnak Temple.
The museum's features displays of both human and animal mummies.
However, there are also displays of tools used in the
mummification process, as well as artifacts of items buried
along with the mummies for use in the afterlife. Almost anything
one ever wanted to know about mummification can be learned here,
including the mummification process itself. There is a statue of
Anubis, the jackal-god who presided over the dead, at the
entrance to the museum.