Thursday, 27 September 2012

New parts, new space - Ahram Hebdo

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New parts, new space - Ahram Hebdo: Museum curators are hard at work. Following recent renovations, they want to create a unique space to exhibit works recently discovered. Among the most important pieces include necklaces, earrings and bracelets of gold found in the tomb of Djehuty, the keeper of the royal treasure during XVIIIedynastie. He lived during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III died in.

Visitors can also see clay pots dating back to the XXIedynastie. These pieces were deposited inside the tomb during the funeral ceremony. Egyptian-Spanish mission has discovered the tomb of Djehuty in 2003 by chance.

« The presentation of these antiquities in Luxor Museum is part of a plan to regularly provide archaeological museums such discoveries, to enrich "Said Mohamad Ibrahim, Minister of State for Antiquities. The museum will also present a rare well-preserved coffin of a man known as Iker, warrior of the Middle Kingdom, specifically the XIedynastie. The coffin is made of wood painted with pink writing in ancient Egyptian language on its sides and scenes illustrating Iker presenting offerings to the goddess Hathor. ' The tombs of this period are not well known, including the military, since they belong to a period that is not well documented "Said Adel Abdel Satar, responsible for the organization of the Egyptian museums.

Rare works

Luxor Museum, located between the temple of Luxor and Karnak, was inaugurated in 1975 on the Nile Corniche in the center of the city. He recently reopened after major renovations. It is now a modern, air conditioned, fully opaque, modest in size. It looks like the Nubian Museum in Aswan. It contains such a magnificent collection of sculptures and objects, but few of exceptional quality. They have been found on various sites of Thebes, and mostly date from the New Kingdom.

It consists of two floors. The first contains a collection of rare antiques discovered in Luxor, as the head of a granite statue of Amenhotep III, the head of King Sesostris III or the statue of Tuthmosis III schist.

On the upper floor, there is a collection of statues of Akhenaten and a number of carved stones, which were part of a temple dedicated to the pharaoh. We can also see furniture, ornaments, amulets and vases, and some Coptic funerary paintings staged very realistically. There are also many frescoes of the Amarna period, one of which consists of more than 40,000 pieces and 280 pieces of small sandstone.

The fresco is more than 18 m. It comes from 9epylône Karnak. This wall originally belonged to a temple built by Akhenaten. All shows several scenes of everyday life.

In recent years, a room of the museum was dedicated to the exhibition of 24 statues discovered in the basement of the temple of Luxor, including the statue of King Amenhotep III, founder of the Luxor temple, the statue of the god Amon and of the goddess Hathor ...

Another room was designed to accommodate the mummies of the two founders of XVIIIeet XIXedynasties: those of Ramses II and Ahmose

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