Mummification Museum

Mummification Museum: One of the most surprising things about Egypt is that it has excellent museums and a wide variety of monuments all dedicated to its past history. It is for it, that they are worthy of being visited by thousands of tourists and inhabitants of the zone month after month.

In the vicinity of the fabulous Nile River, more precisely in the inexhaustible and magical city of Luxor, the ancient Thebes, there is the Mummification Museum, a unique and interesting spectacle to study. There, the art of mummification is perfectly reflected in the time of ancient Egypt, which shone in three different periods, known as the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom. You can see mummified animals and learn about many of the tools and materials that were used at that time for such tasks.

This small museum on the banks of the Nile houses a fascinating display describing the process of mummification performed by the ancient Egyptians.

Instruments for removing internal organs, substances to treat the body and items needed by the mummy on its journey to the afterlife are all displayed here.

The intact mummy of Maseharti, a 21st-Dynasty high priest and general, was found at Deir el-Bahri along with Maseharti’s painted coffin.

A mummified cat, the symbol of the goddess Bastet, and a mummified ram, the symbol of the god Khnum, are among the other exhibits.

Among the informative items on display is a cross-section of a mummified skull, stuffed with material where the brain has been removed. There is also a piece of a mummified toe.

Inaugurated in 1997 and located next to the imposing Museum of Luxor, which dates back to 1975, the Mummification Museum is an entity whose purposes are strictly educational. One of its aims is to show how the ancient Egyptians bid farewell to their dead and preserved them; in a way, preparing them for the journey to a new life they were about to begin.

it is possible to have visual contact with countless pieces of priceless historical value: limestone headrests, ointment cups, instruments used in different rituals, chests, various animals (rams, cats, ducks, crocodiles, parts of oxen and many others). In addition to the natural opportunity to observe, the Museum of Mummification offers extra enrichment, as visitors can learn the mummification techniques used in ancient Egypt itself.

 

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