Mummification Museum Luxor

Mummification Museum, Luxor, Egypt The museum opened 1997 and gives today’s visitor a detailed idea about the mummification process, the Ancient Egyptian concept of judgement & the afterlife and shows us some objects associated with mummification. The word mummification is derived from Persian word (mummiya) which means bitumen and in Arabic and gives us the word mummification The visit starts …

Mummification Museum, Luxor, Egypt

The museum opened 1997 and gives today’s visitor a detailed idea about the mummification process, the Ancient Egyptian concept of judgement & the afterlife and shows us some objects associated with mummification. The word mummification is derived from Persian word (mummiya) which means bitumen and in Arabic and gives us the word mummification The visit starts with scenes copied from …

A tale of two museums

I  went to the Cairo Museum. I must admit it defeated me. I went round looking at my favourite things but every time they look shabbier and in urgent need of TLC it really disheartens you. The museum was built a long time ago and is in urgent need of some modern display cases above all else. It will be …

Hidden Karnak – The White Chapel of Senuseret I

Karnak is part of the world largest open air museum, Luxor or Ancient Thebes, home of many Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and built by various Egyptian Pharaohs like Ramses II and Tutankhamen and in my opinion better than the Egyptian pyramids. For many visitors, it’s one of the essential things to do in Luxor. The Ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak …

Luxor Museum

While the size of its collection can’t rival the treasures of Cairo, Luxor Museum is renowned as one of the thoughtfully assembled displays of antiquities in Egypt. Most of its exhibits come from temples and other constructions in the Luxor area. Highlights of the museum include sculptural depictions of Amenhotep III, under whose reign many of Luxor’s temples were built. …