Ancient Egyptian funeral boat displayed in Mummification Museum in Luxor



Thu, 07 Jul 2022 - 12:08 GMT


Thu, 07 Jul 2022 - 12:08 GMT

Ancient Egyptian Funeral Boat Artifact located in Mummification Museum - Elias Rovielo

Ancient Egyptian Funeral Boat Artifact located in Mummification Museum - Elias Rovielo

CAIRO – 7 July 2022: Egyptian museums contain millions of rare artifacts from  various ancient Egyptian eras. Each piece narrates a story that is thousands of years old.





Among these artifacts is an ancient Egyptian funeral boat carrying a mummy, two women and six other statues, located in the Mummification Museum in Luxor.





It was used to transport the body of the deceased across the Nile to the western mainland, where the ancient Egyptians buried their dead.





Its model was placed in tombs or depicted on their walls, as it was necessary for every Egyptian, whether in his life or after his death, to make the journey to Abydos, the burial place of Osiris.





The Mummification Museum is located on the Nile Corniche, north of Luxor Temple. It was opened in 1997, and is one of the most important museums in Egypt, dedicated to the art of ancient Egyptian mummification.





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.





The Mummification Museum covers an area of about 2000 square meters and is considered one of the most important specialized museums in Egypt.





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