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GEM receives 52 huge artifacts and 16 pieces of King Tut’s treasures


The Grand Egyptian Museum has received 68 artefacts, including 16 pieces from the treasures of the golden king Tutankhamun, said the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum Atef Moftah.

The artefacts have arrived safely thanks to the security of the Tourism and Antiquities Police, including 52 huge artefacts that will be on display inside the main exhibition halls of the museum.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum Al-Tayyeb Abba explained that it was a group of statues representing King Senusret I, a limestone sarcophagus of a person named Ahmose ibn Basmatik, which was found in the Tuna al- Gabal Zone in Minya Governorate, an alabaster sarcophagus of Queen Hetepheres from the Old Kingdom period and a pink granite statue of the god Serapis.

He added that the 16 pieces of King Tutankhamun’s treasures are a selection of alabaster jars.

Before wrapping and wrapping, a team of conservators carried out the archaeological documentation of the pieces and prepared a report on each piece, under the supervision of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the general manager of executive affairs for the restoration and transfer of Antiquities from the Grand Egyptian Museum said Eissa Zidan.

Zidan added that the parts were packed using scientific methods and safe packaging materials, before being placed in wooden boxes lined with reinforced foam from the inside.

The heavy artifacts are now being restored and maintained, in preparation for their transfer to the main exhibition halls, Zidan added.