The Mummification Museum is an archaeological museum in Luxor, Upper Egypt. It was established in 1997. It is dedicated to the art of Ancient Egyptian mummification. The word “mummification” comes from the Persian word “mummya” meaning bitumen or pitch. The museum is intended to provide visitors with an understanding of the ancient art of mummification. […]

It’s known as “t3 st nfrw” which means “the land of beauty”. It lies to the western side of the Nile. It consists of 2 branches, which take V or Y shape which looks like he horns of Hathor, so the cave represented the womb of Hathor and the water symbolizes fertility, so the burial […]

The Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the 18th dynasty. They are stand in Thebes (modern Luxor). Memnon was a hero of the Trojan War, Memnon was said to be the son of Eos, the goddess of dawn. The best-known legend about the Colossi […]

It’s a tomb number 66. It’s known as the golden burial chamber because its decoration painted in yellow and gold. It was discovered by Ernesto in 1904. The condition of the tomb goes bad because the tomb is carved at the lower area of the cliff where the quality of the rock is is very […]

It’s a tomb number 34 K.V. its entrance from the north and gives access to descending stairs leading to the 1st corridor which followed by side rooms known as staircase room and it was divided by a staircase in the middle, which descended to the 2nd corridor. This corridor ends with a well chamber, beyond […]

It’s tomb number 62 K.V. it was discovered by Carter in 1922. The tomb is still intact and the most of its objects made out of gold but the tomb was unfinished because the sudden death of the king at age of 18 years old. The tomb consisted of a corridor and 4 rooms. It’s […]

The Valley of the Kings, it’s also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The valley […]

It was built by Ramses II and he called his temple “the temple of millions of years of user maat Re, united with Thebes in the estate of Amon, western of Thebes”. Also it’s known as the Tomb of Ozymendias, but its modern name is Ramesseum. Its located north of the temple of Amenhotep III. […]

Deir El-Bahry or the Northern Monastery, it’s located on the western bank of the Nile. It was dedicated to Goddess Hathor and Mrytsegher. It was built by queen Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty). Its name was ḏsr ḏsrw which means the Holy of the Holies. It was designed by Senenmut as a mortuary temple for Hatshepsut. It’s […]

It’s located to the south of Karnak Temple, in the heart of the city of Luxor. It was known as “ipt rsyt” which means the Southern Opet. This temple was built above the older construction. There were blocks reused in the outer wall of the temple that was built during the reign of king Amenhotep […]

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