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CAIRO - 17 February 2019: General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum Tarek Tawfik affirmed that the artifacts set to be displayed on the “Kings' Great Staircase” will be transferred to the museum after completion of the construction works.
Tawfik further stated that 24 pieces have so far been transferred from a total of 87 statues set to be displayed on the “Kings' Great Staircase”, which will be placed in the lobby of the museum.
The remaining artifacts are currently located in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and will be transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum in the upcoming period, affirmed Tawfik.
The “Great Staircase” located in the Grand Egyptian Museum will focus on portraying the kings and gods of the Ancient Egyptian era. This part of the museum will be divided into four sections; the first section will focus on portraying how the King/God was sculptured during the ancient Egyptian Era. The sizes of the statues will be of various sizes, but all will be sculptured using the three dimensions effect.
The second section will be portraying how the kings performed religious practices, and how they offered tributes to their gods.
Moreover, the third section of the “Great Staircase” will illustrate the relationship between the kings and their gods, using three and four dimensional sculptures.
Last but not least, the fourth section of the “Great Staircase” will illustrate the process that took place after the death of the kings, and how their bodies were reserved and mummified.
The royal pyramids in Giza will be visible outside a panoramic window in the upper part of the “Great Staircase” to reflect the image of eternal royalty.