In Photos: Special exhibition on agriculture in ancient Egypt at Luxor Museum

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 18 Aug 2023

A 30-day exhibition on agriculture - with fruits grown and tools used in cultivation - in ancient Egypt is on at the Luxor Museum to celebrate Inundation Day.

Luxor Museum


The exhibition showcases a group of Mais, beans and lupine seeds, and dried flowers and grapes, according to the Director General of Luxor Museum Alaa El-Menshawi. 

Visitors can also find on display a collection of tools used in cultivation and artefacts, including two engravings: one depicting a farmer harvesting fruits and the other two women facing a lotus flower.

They can also marvel at an amulet representing the birth of the god Herpocrates from a lotus flower, in addition to palm tree baskets that were once used in storing seeds.

Ancient Egyptians celebrated Inundation Day every year on the 15th of August to commemorate the arrival of the flood water in the Nile River and the start of the akhet - flooding - season.

Ancient Egyptians revered the Nile River, representing it by the god Hapi, the god of the Nile and the annual flood.

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