60 golden pieces of Tutankhamun at Egyptian Museum for 1st time

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 10:30 GMT

Tutankhamun's Golden Mask via Wikimedia Commons

Tutankhamun's Golden Mask via Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO - 16 November 2017: Up to 60 golden pieces of King Tutankhamun's chariot were put on display for the first time at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo as part of celebrations of the 115th anniversary of its opening on Wednesday.

The celebrations, planned to continue till December 31, are organized by the Antiquities Ministry in cooperation with the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Antiquities Minister Khaled el Annani said the ceremony reflects mutual cooperation between Egypt and Germany in the archaeological field.

The golden items have been stored at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo since the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922, he added.

German Ambassador to Egypt Julius Georg Luy as well as the chairman of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo attended the opening ceremony.

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