Luxor Museum stands on the Corniche of Luxor (ancient Thebes), overlooking the River Nile in the central part of the city. Inaugurated in 1975, the museum is housed in a small, purpose-built building.
The redesign of the interiors of a new annex of the museum was assigned to Shaboury and associates. The main issue was to reshape the interior space to be more appropriate for the display of the new collection and the design of an appropriate connection between the old museum and the new annex, in addition to the different museums’ technicalities, showcases, lighting, display accessories, etc.
The new exhibition titled “Thebes Glory Military – Technology” had a range of exhibits reflecting the great period of Egyptian military history during the 18th and 19th Dynasties. The range of artifacts on display is far more restricted than the country’s main collections in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo. This was, however, deliberate since the museum prides itself on the quality of the pieces it has, the uncluttered way in which they are displayed, and the clear multilingual labeling used. The collection comprises statues of famous pharaohs, articles of war, stele, and most famous of all, the mummies of the two founders of their respective dynasties; Ahmose I and Ramses I.
Supreme Council of Antiquities