File: Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art.
CAIRO - 12 December 2020: Established specifically to revive the art of the ancient city of “Thebes”, Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art celebrates on Saturday December 12 the 45th anniversary of its opening.
This unique museum holds about 3000 artifacts dating back to prehistoric times and showcases the late period, which represents the glory of Thebes, right up to the Islamic era.
One of the most important galleries of the museum is the “Cachettes” gallery.
It was a lecture hall at the time of the museum’s inauguration in 1975, and on September 12, 1991 it was converted into an exhibition gallery for the artifacts discovered in famous cachette of Luxor Temple in 1989.
One of the featured items in the collection is a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III.
Today the Museum is celebrating its 45th anniversary by holding temporary exhibition in coordination with the Egyptian American mission in EL-Assasif.