Open Air Museum in Luxor



Off to the left (north) of the first solicit of the Amun Temple Enclosure is Karnak’s open-air museum. The term "museum" and the fact that there is so much else to see in Karnak means that most visitors skim this collecting of stones, statues and shrines, but it is unquestionably worth a look. The good chapels include the White Chapel of Sesostris I, one of the oldest and most stunning monuments in Karnak, which has wonderful Middle Kingdom reliefs; the Red Chapel of Hatshepsut, its red quartzite blocks reassembled in 2000; and the Alabaster Chapel of Amenhotep I. The museum also contains a collection of statuary found throughout the temple complex.