Grand Egyptian Museum receives 3 ancient kings statues, 850 artifacts

26/11/2016 (Egypt Indipendent – Egypt): The general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum, Tarek Tawfik, said the museum received Tuesday the statue of King Akhen-aten, better known as the king of monotheism in ancient Egypt, and the statues of King Amenhotep II and King Thutmose III. Noteworthy artifacts include pieces from the boy-king Tutankhamun’s collection, along with 850 other artifacts that belonged to the Middle and New Kingdoms. Tawfik explained that the artifacts will be displayed by the museum, which is expected to be partially inaugurated by the end of 2017. The director general of restoration and transfer of artifacts to the Grand Egyptian Museum, Eissa Zeidan, said the museum’s specialist team prepared a detailed report on the status of the pieces upon their arrival, pointing out that the latest scientific methods were followed in packing the artifacts to ensure their safety during the transfer. Many pieces are in urgent need of restoration, especially the pieces of King Tutankhamun, which might take months of work…

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