Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 03:38 GMT
FILE - Tutankhamun
CAIRO – 9 February 2021: The Grand Egyptian Museum received a collection of artifacts from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. The artifacts were placed in wooden boxes and include a collection of the personal antiquities of King Tutankhamun.
The pieces entered the restoration center in the Grand Egyptian Museum. Some of Tutankhamun’s personal belongings received by the Grand Egyptian Museum include models of colorful boats, toys, jewelry and a wooden box.
An additional group of artifacts was received by the Grand Egyptian Museum apart from the possessions of the golden king.
Before the transportation, certain procedures are followed, including the process of wrapping each piece inside a foam-lined shirt. The work team was keen to conduct a comprehensive radar scan before the transportation process, which includes a 3D documentation to determine the places of weakness and strength in each artifact.
The highest levels of safety have been followed in the initial receipt, packaging and restoration of all small and medium-sized artifacts, in preparation for placing them inside the restoration laboratories to start the necessary restoration work.
The transfer process took place amid high security measures and under the supervision of Atef Moftah, general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project and the surrounding area.
The Grand Egyptian Museum is the largest cultural entity around the world. The entire world anticipates the inauguration of the museum, as it will house over 50,000 artifacts from various Egyptian eras.