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A Large Number of Artifacts Transferred to the GEM

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The Grand Egyptian Museum has received a number of 331 artifacts that included 42 pieces courtesy of the golden King Tutankhamun which were displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.

The GEM also received additional 27 pieces of wood from the restoration lab near the pyramids, these were parts of King Khufu’s second ship.

King Tutankhamun’s belongings also included a set of food utensils, in addition to a quiver of arrows that was used by King Tut during his hunting trips. Also transferred to the museum is the statue of God Serapes, the official god of ancient Alexandria, and the statue of Harpocrates and the child Horus.

Director General of Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum, Tayeb Abbas said that the artifacts belonging to the golden King included Halfa sandals and a wooden silo which was used by ancient Egyptians to preserve seeds and grains. He also assured that all of these valuable artifacts are in good condition, and were transferred carefully.

Director General of the Executive Affairs for Restoration and Transportation of Antiquities at the GEM, Essa Zeidan explained that the entire staff at the Museum is working around the clock to get all the restoration works done ahead of the official opening of the GEM next year. So far, the GEM’s team has successfully transported 49,797 antiquities.

 

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15 sarcophagi Displayed For the 1st Time in Egyptian Museum in Tahrir

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The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir now has a new display scenario that displays 15 coffins for the very first time, the hall saw a great turnout of visitor who came to see the royal mummies placed in the new hall.

Archaeologist Sabah Abdel Razek, director general of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, stated that the new hall displays a total number of 50 ancient sarcophagi.

15 of these coffins are being displayed for the very first time! The entrance ticket cover visiting the hall and you don’t need to pay an extra charge.

 

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Get Ready For the Largest Archeological Discovery to Be Announced Soon!

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is keeping us on our toes as it announced its preparations for the announcement of the largest archaeological discovery in the area of Saqqara, in a press conference that shall be held in the upcoming days!

What is it and what do we know far? Not much, but we sure are so excited to learn more soon and here’s what we know so far!

Egypt to announce discovery of 100 more coffins in Saqqara - EgyptToday

According to sources from Egypt Today, 100 coffins have been discovered and they are all in good condition! This follows the excavations of the 59 coffins that were discovered earlier.

These coffins were discovered inside new burial shafts that have been closed for over 2500 years, also found were some wooden statues, colored and gilded masks, also in a good condition.

“Today we announce the biggest archaeological discovery in 2020, in the presence of foreign ambassadors from more than 43 countries and 200 media representatives to introduce to the whole world a new part of our great civilization,” Enany previously said.

We can’t wait for the press conference and are eager to learn all about this incredible discovery!

 

 

 

 

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The GEM Now Has Around 82,000 Artifacts Recorded in Its Database

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According to Al-Tayeb Abbas, assistant Minister for Archaeological Affairs at the GEM, the museum now has around 82,00 artifacts included in its databases, a historical number of the pieces that the museum already have and others registered to be transferred yet.

The other artifacts have been registered after finishing a report on them, and are yet to be transferred in accordance with the museum’s schedule chronological.

“There are priorities in the transportation process. The pieces that will be displayed are transported first. Some pieces will be stored. There is a group of artifacts that must be transferred to enter the laboratories of the Grand Egyptian Museum, because there is no place that can restore these pieces except the laboratories of the Grand Egyptian Museum” said Abbas.

“We transfer artifacts periodically. What remains in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir are approximately 700 pieces. We have a weekly schedule for delivery and collection to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. We also receive artifacts from regional museums. There are lots at Marina, Tel Basta, Tanis and Luxor stores. All of these artifacts enter the museum in a certain daily time, and accordingly, the groups leave the museum to receive those pieces”, Abbas added.

He also highlighted the fact that before any artifact reaches the GEM, groups from the museum head out to record and document each one, and indicate where the piece will be placed.

“After the registration stage we start the transfer stage into the Grand Egyptian Museum to enter the restoration laboratories if the transported piece needs that, but if it is not in need of restoration and is in good condition, then it enters the museum’s warehouse,” Abbas concluded.

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