How many artifacts are housed in the Luxor Museum?



Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 02:00 GMT


Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 02:00 GMT

Luxor Museum - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

Luxor Museum - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

CAIRO – 15 December 2020: Currently, the Luxor Museum is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its establishment.


Within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ policy to promote regional museums, and to utilize events to highlight their holdings, the Luxor Museum, in cooperation with the Egyptian-American Joint Mission, holds a temporary exhibition of one of its artifacts.


Luxor Museum includes about 3000 artifacts dating back to prehistoric times, and sheds light on the period of the New Kingdom up to the Islamic era.


The most important halls of the museum is the Cache Hall, and on September 12, 1991 it was converted into an exhibition hall for the artifacts that were discovered in the cache of the Luxor Temple in 1989.


The museum displays a number of important holdings, such as the statue of the deity Sobek and King Amenhotep III, which was found in 1967 inside a well at the bottom of a canal in Armant in Luxor.


The exhibition includes only one piece, which is a pyramid of sandstone from the results of the joint Egyptian-American archaeological mission working at the South Al-Asasif archaeological cemetery.


The pyramid displays four sides decorated with scenes from the recessed pits, representing a person in a devotional position in front of the deity Osir and another scene depicting the deity Re-Hor-achti next to a compound and the deity Anubis lying on his cabin with the sun disk above him.


The fourth scene depicts a view of a boat topped by the deity Atum, in addition to the presence of remains of hieroglyphic writings.


The temporary exhibition will continue until next June 2021.








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