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The Mummification Museum in Luxor

Several scholars assert that the city of Luxor, located in the Southern section of Egypt, hosts more than ¼ of the monuments and antiquities of the world. No wonder that Luxor, or Old Thebes, that served as the capital of Egypt during the era of the New Kingdom hosts a large number of remarkable historical sites. Almost all classical tours to Egypt would commonly include a visit to Luxor.

Due to the large number of ancient historical sites in Luxor, tourists spending their vacations in Egypt usually visit temples and Pharaonic burial sites. They usually miss the interesting museums of Luxor as it hosts a number of quite remarkable museums. There is the Luxor National Museum and the Mummification Museum which was opened recently.

Mummification is a distinctive art that the ancient Egyptians excelled in performing for thousands of years. This art helped the Pharaohs to preserve the bodies of their deceased kings, princes, and members of the royal family. Mummification is considered one of the most important distinctive elements of the lives of ancient Egypt. This is why the Egyptian government established this wonderful museum which welcomes many tourists who travel to Egypt.

Located on the Nile Kornish near the Temple of Luxor, the Mummification Museum was opened in 1997 in the ruling period of Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt to illustrate everything about this ancient Egyptian art and techniques. The museum grabs the attention of several tourists who spend their holidays in Egypt.
The interesting Mummification Museum in Luxor, featured with its dim lighting system and distinctive style of exhibitions, hosts more than 150 pieces of ancient Egyptian antiquities which are all related to the mummification process.

It is highly recommended for tourists enjoying their vacations in Egypt to pay the museum a visit as it is located in walking distances from many hotels and where the Nile cruises, sailing between Luxor and Aswan, are located.

Among the interesting displays in the Mummification Museum in Luxor is the bed ancient Egyptians used to carry out the mummification process. This was found in tomb number 63 in the Valley of the Kings. This is in addition to some original tools that were used in the process itself like special knives, scissors, and scalpels. History fans who enjoy their holidays in Egypt are usually interested in such details regarding the ancient Egyptian world.

There are also the substances that the ancient Egyptians used to put inside mummified bodies. Among the most important is the salt brought specially from Wadi Al Natrun. This is besides many other quite interesting displays telling the whole story and process of mummification in ancient Egypt. There are also many ancient colored coffins, mummy covers, and interesting exhibitions that grab the attention of a large number of travelers who tour Egypt. 

With a surface area of more than 2000 square meters. The museum displays 10 boards that illustrate the process and rituals of mummification. The museum is a remarkable experience for any tourists who travel to Egypt.