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Recently Discovered Coffins Transferred to the GEM

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30 archaeological coffins have been transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), an official source in the Upper Egypt Antiquities Sector in Luxor Governorate revealed.

Those coffins were among the latest discoveries of the Egyptian archaeological mission that excavated El-Assaif area in Mount Qurna, located in west of Luxor.

The coffins are expected to be displayed in a hall entitled “Cache of El-Assassif,” following all the needed restoration process. Sources also revealed that the transfer happened on Sunday in full secrecy.

This recent discovery was considered to be one of the largest and most important discoveries, that unveiled more than 20 colored wooden sarcophagi.

All of the tombs were found in a good state with visible colors and inscriptions, the tombs were found in two caches on one level above the other.

 

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Egypt Set to Participate in Spain’s International Tourism Trade Fair

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is set to take part in the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) held in Spain, headed by Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs Ghada Shalaby.

This 40th edition of the the fair will launch today in the the capital of Spain, Madrid and will resume until the 26th of January.

The fair is among the top most important international exhibitions across the world which makes Egypt’s participation quite significant, and also a great chance to develop and enhance the Egyptian presence on an international touristic level.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities further explained that a number of intensive meetings will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition’s opening day, which gives Egypt a chance to enhance its image and promote tourism.

The Egyptian pavilion that will be showcased in the exhibition is designed in the form of a Pharaonic temple, but in modern colors, equipped with columns, with hieroglyphic writing. This comes in light of promoting the cultural tourism in a style that suits and appeals to the Spanish tourists.

The fair will witness the participation of 31 participants representing 10 hotels and 20 tourism companies, and EgyptAir will also be participating in the Egyptian pavilion this year.

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King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Is Heading Soon to Boston

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The famed exhibition “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh”which is currently being displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in London is getting ready to continue its tour with 150 artifacts in Boston.

The news have been made by the Mayor of Boston Martin J. Walsh as he revealed a large statue of the king dressed in his royal outfit, in front of the entire city hall. The exhibition’s official website also confirmed the news.

“Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness King Tut’s stunning treasures before they return to Egypt forever!” The announcement read.

“Nearly 100 years after the discovery that captivated the world, KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh — the largest collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt — will open at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza in Boston for a limited engagement beginning Saturday, June 13.” It added.

The exhibition will temporarily take place at Saunders Castle in Park Plaza, as of June 13th. It is then expected to carry out the tour to the Australian Museum in Sydney.

The exhibition will display 150 artifacts are of the boy King’s belongings, in addition to life-sized statute of him, a small shrine, an alabaster cup with beautiful inscription and a number of pots.

The exhibition has already witnessed great success during its previous tours in Paris and Los Angeles, and is now being held at the Saatchi Gallery in west London until May 3rd.

 

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356 Artifacts From King Tut, Ramses II and Thutmose III Transferred to the GEM

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A collection of 356 artifacts have been successfully transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the Grand Egyptian Museum, 37 artifacts from the treasures of the Golden King Tutankhamun were among the collection and are set to be displayed on the grand staircase of the museum.

The artifacts included a pink granite statue of King Ramses II, a black one of King Thutmose III and a naos for King Nectanebo, in addition to a box of quartzite that is used in preserving canopic pots from the collection of King Thutmose III.

Significant artifacts that have been previously transferred included the statues of King Ramses II, Sekhmet and Seti, and a huge pink granite portray of Ramses VI. 

Just last week, the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism announced that the GEM is done with restoring around 47,000 artifacts from the items in the restoration center of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

And with 50000 artifacts to be displayed, the Grand Egyptian Museum will be the largest in the world dedicated to one civilization only.

 

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