2013/06/03

Luxor Museum

The Luxor Museum is surprisingly entertaining. Displays of pottery, jewelry, furniture, statues and stelae were created by the Brooklyn Museum of New York. They include a carefully selected assortment of items from the Theban temples and necropolis.  In 1975, the Egyptians opened a new museum on the corniche in Luxor . 

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum



Luxor Museum


With its modern display techniques, the museum highlights a selection of exquisite items from the area, including some from the tomb of Tutankhamun. One of the significant displays is part of a wall reassembled from blocks from Akhenaten's dismantled temple at Karnak.

There are a number of exhibits from Tutankhamun, including a cow-goddess head from his tomb on the first floor and his funerary boats on the second floor. However, some of the real attractions include a statue of Tuthmosis III (circa 1436 BC) on the first floor, and 283 sandstone blocks arranged as a wall from the ninth pylon of the Karnak Temple

Luxor Museums celebrates "World Museums " open their doors to visitors for free

Sana Ahmed Omar said Director General of Museums of Upper Egypt province of Luxor that participate in the celebrations on "Museums the world" on Friday, where they are open all the museums and all the governorates of Egypt to receive visitors for free.She said that Dr. Osama Abdul Waris Nubia fund manager, had made a proposal to open museums of Luxor to visitors for free by participating in the International Day of Museums, and has been approved to be implemented for the first time this year in all the museums of Egypt.




 
She added that the museums will open their doors to the public for free on Friday at the level of sub-level is the Museum "mummification" in Luxor, and the Museum of "Nubia" and "crocodile" in Aswan, and the Museum "New Valley" New Valley, noting that museums-for-profit and has a role enlightening, and educational, and cultural.


The initiative celebrating this day every year the Day of museums the world launched the International Council of Museums, "AC or M" in 1977, where is the day for visitors to museums in all countries of the world is a special moment to take up the cause of the issues that concerned sector, cultural, and a means of means of cultural exchange between peoples, in addition to the definition ever before, and the restoration of memory by the exhibits, collectibles being displayed in museums to reflect life, and human behavior at the stage and given time, and this is the celebrations global work on service culture to connect people in the understanding of history.


Beshtak Palace

The Beshtak Palace
The Beshtak Palace


The Beshtak Palace is a notable stop for tourists because of its museum which documents the history of the city of Cairo, and its beautiful Qaa (chamber).





The Beshtak Palace





On the outside, this palace built by Emir Beshtak in 1334, has unusual windows screened with mashrabiya. But the second floor chamber, with its pointed arches, stained-glass windows and gilt and painted wood paneling distinguish it as one of the most beautiful private chambers of the period.


 The Beshtak Palace



 The Beshtak Palace