Luxor Museum 

Among the best displays of antiquities in Egypt is located in the Luxor Museum opened in 1975. Housed within a modern construction, the collection is limited in number of items, but they're beautifully displayed. The admission price is large, but it's well worth the visit. Visiting hours may be somewhat limited, so find out upon arrival in Luxor. Upon entering the museum, there's a small gift to the right. Once within the primary museum area, two of the very first items which capture one's attention are a huge red granite head of Amenhotep III and the bunny goddess head from the tomb of Tutankhamun. 

Spaced around the flooring are masterpieces of sculpture including a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III. It had been found in the bottom of a water filled rotating shaft in 1967. A ramp leads upstairs to more marvellous antiquities, including some items from Tutankhamun's tomb suc as boats, sandles and arrows. One of the more important items of the entire museum is situated upstairs - a reassembled wall of 283 painted sandstone blocks from a wall in the dismantled temple built in Karnak for Amenhotep IV. There are many other antiquities of interest including a number of quite nice coffins. The museum homes items from periods after the demise of pharaonic Egypt. On returning to the ground floor, there's a gallery on the left at which there's a wonderful collection rock sculptures located in 1989 under one of the courts of Luxor Temple.

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