Ancient Egyptian hygiene tools [Photo Courtesy: Metropolitan Museum of Art]
GIZA - 27 May 2018: The Grand Egyptian Museum received 116 artifacts from Saqqara archaeological site to be put on display during its planned partial inauguration at the end of the current year.
In press statements, general supervisor of the museum Tarek Tawfiq said these artifacts had been found during the excavations of an English archaeological mission inside the tomb of King Horemheb in Saqqara.
General Manager of Preliminary Restoration and Archaeological Transport at the museum Issa Zidane said that a working team carried out the first selection and restoration operations, and was also responsible for the delivery of the artifacts from Saqqara.
He underlined that the packaging and transport of artifacts from Saqqara to the museum were in accordance with scientific methods.
The artifacts will undergo the necessary tests and studies, including mechanical and chemical cleaning and strengthening of the vulnerable parts in specialized laboratories in the museum's restoration center, ahead of being put on display in the museum.