Interesting facts about Tutankhamun’s 3rd shrine exhibited in Egypt’s Grand Museum



Mon, 17 May 2021 - 08:42 GMT


Mon, 17 May 2021 - 08:42 GMT

Tutankhamun's 3rd shrine - ET

Tutankhamun's 3rd shrine - ET

CAIRO – 17 May 2021: Restorers and archaeologists in the Grand Egyptian Museum were able to complete the installation of the third shrine of the Golden King, Tutankhamen, which the museum has recently received.




The shrine is displayed in the place designated for it with the rest of the shrines in the king’s hall among his holdings that exceed 5600 pieces.




The installation of the shrine took about 14 hours of meticulous work. The restorers removed the protective layers from the walls of the shrine, which were used for protection during the transport process. The necessary cleaning work for all the gilded surfaces was also completed.




The shrine’s ceiling is decorated with a winged sun disk and eight birds placed underneath the titles of the king, and depicts inscriptions from the inside. The shrine also shows a gate with inscriptions and texts from the Book of the Dead




The first and second shrines of Tutankhamun are yet to be transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum, to be installed in their designated location.




The staff of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and the Grand Egyptian Museum is assigned the mission of protecting, restoring, and consolidating the two shrines.




Scientific documentation of the two shrines has been completed, including x-ray radiography, photography and video, and a comprehensive report on the condition of each cabin has been prepared. The reports aid in the process of disassembling and reassembling the shrines.




The first shrine is the largest among the artifacts of King Tutankhamun’s possessions, with dimensions of 20.540 × 370 × 2 m and weighing 2,600 kilograms.




The length of the third shrine is 3.40 m, the width is 1.92 m, and the height is 2.15 m, and it weighs about 1142 kg. The walls end at the top with a frieze, and it has a double door closed with a royal seal.










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