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Luxor Museum

Luxor, Egypt: Luxor Museum

Tuthmosis 3 wearing the Atef crown. This block is from a huge temple wall at Hetshepsut's Temple.

Luxor, Egypt: Luxor Museum

Sobek and Amenophis 3 in a beautiful alabaster statue. Found at Dahamsha.

The Luxor Museum is a very small museum, but quite delightful, with first class objects and everything with full explanation in English. Visitors to the National Museum in Cairo will know how to appreciate this.
The collection is mainly from local temples and the Theban Necropolis. The emphasis is on statues of excellent quality and often in perfect condition. Tuthmosis 3 and Amenophis 3 are represented several times. The 1st floor contains a nice collection from Tutankhamun's tomb, including his funerary bed, model boats and a box of canopic jars.
Slightly hard to appreciate is the decorations from the 9th pylon at the Temple of Amon at Karnak, due to far too little light. But it is really grand, and even if no piece is complete, it gives a good indication to how the temples must have looked back when they were complete.
Tickets to the museum are quite expensive compared to other sights, at EŁ30 (EŁ15 for students). The museum closes at 13.00.

Luxor, Egypt: Luxor Museum

Statue of Amenophis 3 in black granite. The inscriptions on the base claims "Beloved of Amon-Re. Lord of Karnak".

Luxor, Egypt: Luxor Museum

Pillar of Sesostris 1, in the symbolic shape of the god, Osiris. It stood in front of the Amon-Re Temple at Karnak.

Luxor, Egypt: Luxor Museum

Internal organs were removed from the deceased, treated and placed in canopic jars. The four jars were closed with lids formed heads; human, baboon, falcon and jackal. They represented the four protective spirits called the Four Sons of Horus. The canopic jars here were used to contain the organs of the priest Mentu.

By Tore Kjeilen