CAIRO – May 8 2022: On May 7, the Mummification Museum in Luxor celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Head of the Museums Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities Moamen Othman explained that on the sidelines of the celebration, free guided tours and workshops were organized for museum visitors to acquaint them with the history of the museum and its archaeological holdings, adding that the workshops presented archaeological models that simulate the mummification process in ancient Egypt.
For his part, Director General of the Museum Mohamed Shehata said that the museum consists of one exhibition hall that include 73 artifacts giving a comprehensive explanation of the mummification process in ancient Egypt, and shedding light on the religious significance of mummification as well as the rituals associated with it from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. Many mummification tools, canopic utensils, coffins, amulets, statues of deities, funerary paintings, and a number of human and animal mummies are exhibited in the museum.
The museum also houses a conference hall that accommodates about 200 people, equipped with the latest technological means, a hall for museum education and cultural development, and another for film screenings and a cafeteria.
It should be noted that the museum was opened on May 7, 1997. It covers an area of about 2000 square meters and is considered one of the most important specialized museums in Egypt.