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Mummification Museum

Mummification Museum

The Mummification Museum is located on the Nile Corniche, north of Luxor Temple. It was opened during 1997 . It is one of the most important specialized museums in Egypt.

It contains more than 150 pharaonic pieces and tells the rituals of the funeral procession. The Mummification Museum provided a brief introduction to the entire process by explaining the religious significance of mummification and the rituals associated with it, while displaying the many tools used.

contains the following elements:

Hall of artifacts

Lecture hall

Video room


It highlights a number of topics related to mummification and death in the ancient Egyptian belief, such as mummification materials and tools used in that process, and utensils for preserving viscera, The deities of mummification and the cemetery, in addition to displaying sets of protection amulets, and a variety of coffins, and funerary stelae. The museum also displays a number of human mummies and a group of animal mummies such as crocodiles, cats, and fish.

The hall of artifacts is divided into two parts: the first being an ascending corridor through which the visitor can look at ten panels drawn from the papyri of Annie and Hugh Nefer displayed in the British Museum in London. The second part of the museum began from the end of the corridor and the visitor could see more than sixty pieces, which are displayed in 19 well-advanced cases.

The artefacts are concentrated on eleven topics:

Gods of ancient Egypt

Embalming materials

Organic materials

Embalming fluid

Tools of mummification

Canopic jars



Coffin of Padiamun

Mummy of Masaharta

Mummified animals

Mummification Museum

Mummification Museum