The Mummification Museum of Luxor is located on the Nile Corniche, a short 10 min walk from the Luxor Museum and to the north of the Luxor Temple. It was opened in 1997 and it is one of the most important specialized museums in Egypt. The museum highlights a number of topics related to the mummification process and death in the ancient Egyptian belief.
It consist of four parts:
- Hall of artifacts
- Lecture hall
- Video room
The hall of artifacts is divided into two parts, the first one is an ascending corridor through which the visitor can view displays drawn from the papyri of Ani and Hu-nefer that are presently in the British Museum in London. Most of these tablets throw lights on the
funeral journey from death to burial.
The second part of the museum begins from the end of the ascending corridor and here visitors can view more than sixty pieces of artifacts such as mummification materials and tools used in this process, vessels for preserving viscera, gods of mummification and collections of amulets for protection, a variety of sarcophagi, and funeral stelae.