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Luxor Museum Reopens Its Library to Celebrate King Tut Centennial

After a year of renovation, Luxor Museum’s library reopens in time for the 100th anniversary of King Tut’s tomb.

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The Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by reopening its own library after a year of renovations. 

On November 4th, the library will officially welcome visitors to browse the museum’s new book collections, composed of up to 4,000 books spanning Ancient Egypt, Coptic, Islamic, and modern Egyptian history. Renovations included creating the library’s digital database, and adding rare book collections. The museum will also hold the ‘Golden King’ exhibition, celebrating the historic discovery and showcasing rare artifacts dating back to King Tut’s era, including a statue of Amun, positioned as Tut, and five red stone blocks engraved with Tut’s name in hieroglyphics.

The opening ceremony will also feature a photography exhibition, and a creative workshop recreating Tut’s mask, tomb, and accessories, a collaboration with fine art and archaeology undergraduates, students with different abilities, and Luxor-based students.