Thu, 13 May 2021 - 02:36 GMT
Tutankhamun's 3rd shrine - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 13 May 2021: The restoration of king Tutankhamun's third shrine, which was recently received by the Grand Egyptian Museum in preparation for its display at its designated location, has been completed with the rest of king's mats.
General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the surrounding area Atef Miftah explained that the installation of the shrine took about 14 hours of precise work.
Assistant Minister for Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum Tayeb Abbas noted that the museum's staff removed the protective layers from the walls of the shrine, which were used for protection during the transfer, and cleaned all gilded surfaces.
Director General of Executive Affairs for Restoration and Antiquities Transfer at the Grand Egyptian Museum Issa Zidan confirmed that the teams at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and the Grand Egyptian Museum are carrying out the restoration, supporting and protection work for the first and second destinies of the young king, which is currently in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, where the scientific documentation work for them, which included x ray radiography, photography and video, was completed and a comprehensive report was prepared on the status of each shrine, which would help in the process of dismantling and regrouping.
The first shrine is the largest artifact of King Tutankhamun's holdings, which is 20'5m-40'3m-70'2m long and weighs 2,600kg.
The third shrine is 3.40 m long, 1.92 m in width, 2.15 m in height, weighs about 1142 kilograms and ends the walls from above with a frieze, with a double door closed with a royal seal.
The shrine consists of a roof decorated with a winged sun disc and eight birds placed under the king's titles, and the ceiling also contains inscriptions from the inside, as well as a gate with inscriptions and texts from the Book of the Dead.