Press release photo showing work, Undated, - Ministry of Antiquities press release Press release photo showing work, Undated, - Ministry of Antiquities press release

Egyptian Museum receives new manuscripts, artifacts

Wed, Dec. 20, 2017
CAIRO – 20 December 2017: Giza Museum has recently received three antiques from King Tutankhamun from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. The antiques were part of the moving process to the Grand Museum for its partial opening next year.

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Press release photo showing the textiles, Undated, - Ministry of Antiquities press release

Tariq Tawfiq, the general supervisor of the Giza Museum, stated that the transferred pieces included a war wheel and two textiles for Tutankhamun. He added that the war wheel was the third of six to be transferred to the new museum, with the first wheel having been transferred back in May, as reported by local news coverage.

Dr. Tawfiq also stated that the process of moving the wheel was a joint Egyptian-Japanese project, which began in 2016 in cooperation between Egypt and Japan. It is represented by the Tokyo National University and supported by the Japanese International Cooperation Organization (JICA). This project includes the transfers, restoration and display of 72 artifacts, most notably of King Tutankhamun, carefully selected to be displayed during the partial opening of the museum.

Issa Zaidan, director general of the Preliminary Restoration and Antiquities Transport at the Giza Museum, stated that the transportation was carried out under the strictest security supervision. The first of the repair processes lasted for four weeks, with acid-free packaging materials and vibration absorbent metal units supplied by Japan, alongside specific devices to measure heat, humidity and vibration intensity.

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Press release photo showing the repair process, Undated, - Ministry of Antiquities press release

The Giza Museum (Grand Egyptian Museum) will open mid-2018.
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