The ancient Egyptians were known for their ingenuity in mummification, and mummification was an essential component of their funerary practices, and was symbolically supervised by the god Anubis. Hence, let us get acquainted with one of the most important specialized museums around the world, which is the Mummification Museum in Luxor Governorate, which has been open to the public since 1997.
In a museum located on the Nile Corniche, north of Luxor Temple, with an area of about 2035 square meters, you will learn about the world and secrets of mummification of the ancient Egyptians. We find that the Mummification Museum, which includes more than 150 pharaonic pieces, focuses on 11 main themes: “the gods of ancient Egypt, mummification materials, organic materials, and the methods used in the mummification process, canonical utensils for preserving the internal organs of the dead, al-Ushtaba, and amulets, The sarcophagus of Paddy Amun, the mummy of Masaherti, and mummified animals. The museum also has an antiques exhibition hall, which covers an area of 300 square meters, and includes 19 display windows, 66 artifacts, in addition to a number of paintings representing the stages of death, resurrection and reckoning.
Among the mummification tools available in the museum are the iszebel to break up the brain, scissors, tweezers, the brush for internal dry cleaning, the needle to repair the bones when necessary, and the salt of natron. Among the most important mummies it contains are a mummy from the era of King Khufu, the entrails of Queen Hetep, and the mummy of Nefer from the era of the Fifth Dynasty in Saqqara.