Luxor Museum is a jaw-dropping place to visit in Egypt. It is not a big museum but contains some of the best Egyptian antiquities ever!
Preserved in that small building, the antiquities are well-explained from head to toe in English providing you an accurate background about each piece.
Have you ever been to Luxor Museum?
If you haven’t, I will try not to say much. Really don’t want this to come off as a spoiler. So, it’s going to be more like a movie trailer 🙂
Inaugurated in 1975, the museum is located in the central part of Luxor on the site of the ancient Thebes. The purpose-built museum stands on the corniche gazing at the River Nile.
The artifacts are first class. As a matter of fact, it has more restrictions than the collections in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, the capital.
The labelling of the range of different pieces standing uncluttered is a tour guide on its own displayed with simple description and in different languages.
Since 1975, the museum continues to beat its chest for quality preservation of these pieces in which they take great pride in. They are mainly from local temples and the Theban Necropolis.
The excellent statues are always in perfect condition.
Less I forget, this museum puts you in a room with two pharaohs — Ahmose I and Ramesses I.
And that’s where your jaw is about to touch the ground completely, and at the upstairs you find yourself in a whirlpool of amazement.
It’s open daily!
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.