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Luxor Times: Minister of Antiquities approves moving 5 objects of King Tut Ankh Amon’s collection to the Grand Egyptian Museum

Luxor Times

Monday, 18 February 2013

Minister of Antiquities approves moving 5 objects of King Tut Ankh Amon’s collection to the Grand Egyptian Museum

 
The GEM (Grand Egyptian Museum) will receive in few days 5 objects of King Tut’s collection after returning to Egypt in January from 2 exhibitions in USA and Japan.

According to Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, the masterpieces will be transferred from Storeroom No. 55 at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir under maximum security.

Dr. Hussein Abd El-Bassir, The Genera supervisor of the project of GEM, said that the five objects include a gold plated wooden bed, wooden box and 3 models of ritual boats. Restoration and preparing for display at the museum as a part of the entire collection of King Tut Ankh Amon at the specialised hall of 7500 meters square  (7 times bigger than the current King Tut hall at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir) equipped with the latest museum display techniques.  


Dr. Hussein also added that there have been 501 objects of King Tut Ankh Amon collection transferred to the GEM which were at storeroom No. 55 at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. 

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