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Luxor Museum, Mummification Museum and Luxor Temple

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Tuthmosis III.
Luxor Museum

The Luxor Museum is a beautiful, modern museum.  Some particular pieces of interest are: a gold bull's head from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, a statue of Tuthmosis III, the recreated mural of 283 sandstone blocks depicting Akenaten and Nefertiti, a statue of Horemheb and the God Amun, and a red granite statue of Amenhotep III. 

Mummification Museum

Our next stop was the Mummification Museum.  This museum displayed the entire mummification process, tools, substances used, methods, archaeological evidence, 1 human mummy, and a number of animal mummies.

Luxor Temple

There was a large Avenue of the Sphinxes (back in the day connected with the Avenue of the Sphinxes at Karnak Temple, sphinxes had face of Amenhotep III).  The outer pylon was carved with Ramesses II's Battle of Kadesh.  Luxor Temple also has a hypostyle hall, though it is much smaller than Karnak's.  The temple almost looks delicate compared to massive and expansive Karnak.  Luxor Temple's location right next to the Nile makes it beautiful to view from a boat on the water.  Every night the temple is lit up and it is definitely worth a second stroll through in the evening.  There are also fewer tourists; it is quite peaceful and magical wandering through the temple at night with the stars laid out overhead.

tvillingmarit says:
I have to visit Egypt some day, nice blog
Posted on: May 20, 2008
paul_gr says:
Thank you for your Egypt blog. As I won't be able to visit for at least another year, I can tour it through great travelbuddy blogs like yours.
Posted on: May 06, 2008
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Tuthmosis III.
Tuthmosis III.
Amenhotep III.
Amenhotep III.
Mosaic of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
Mosaic of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
Horemheb and the god Amun.
Horemheb and the god Amun.
Outer pylon. Luxor Temple.
Outer pylon. Luxor Temple.
Luxor Temple.
Luxor Temple.
Hypostyle Hall. Luxor Temple.
Hypostyle Hall. Luxor Temple.
Colossus of Ramesses II. Luxor Tem…
Colossus of Ramesses II. Luxor Te…
Luxor Temple from the Nile.
Luxor Temple from the Nile.
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