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Museum of Mummification, Luxor

Corniche el Nile
East Bank
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This haunting museum opened in 1997, north of the Luxor Temple, and replicates the sepulchral atmosphere of an underground tomb while providing a detailed overview of the complex embalming process. Surgeons' tools, coffins, and canopic jars are on display along with ushabti statuettes and other objects associated with magic rituals. You can see the mummies of people, as well as cats, ibises, crocodiles and other sacred creatures.

Open daily October through April 9 am to 1 pm and 4 to 9pm, May through September 9 am to 1 pm and 5 to 10 pm.

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