Luxor Museum, Mummification Museum and Luxor Temple
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October 6th, 2003 – by: genkeeper
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.
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.
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.
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