Luxor Museum

Ceremonial Axe of King Ahmose I

Ceremonial Axe of Ahmose I

The Ceremonial axe of king Ahmose I, the founder of the 18th Dynasty. Decorated with scenes, the king appears in the form of a sphinx, Nekhbet as a vulture over lily as symbol of Upper Egypt, Wadjet as a cobra over papyrus as symbol of Lower Egypt. Finally scene “Heh” the god of eternity holds...

Necklace of Ahhotep with Golden Flies

Necklace of Ahhotep with Golden Flies

Necklace of Queen Ahhotep I, or Iah (“peace of the moon”) with golden flies. The fly symbolized tenacity, this ceremonial necklace given as award for valor in battle. This necklace, with three pendants in the form of flies, was given to queen Ahhotep by her two sons Kamose and Ahmose in gratitude for her supportive...

Statue of King Thutmose III

Statue of Thutmose III

This statue of Thutmose III was found in the Karnak Cachette in 1904. Thutmose III created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen; no fewer than 17 campaigns were conducted and he conquered lands from the Niya Kingdom in northern Syria to the Fourth Cataract of the Nile in Nubia. Thutmose III who reigned ca....

Statue of King Ramesses VI smiting Libyan Captive

Statue of King Ramesses VI smiting Libyan Captive

Statue of King Ramesses VI standing, grasping the hair of a Libyan captive in his left hand and an axe in his right.  New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Granite, from the temple of Amun, Karnak Now in the Luxor Museum. CG 42152