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February 19 2013

King Tuts bed, jewelery box, 3 religous boats to arrive in Egyptian museum for restoration


Within the coming days, five artefacts from the golden King Tutankhamunís collection are to be transported to the planned Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) overlooking the Giza plateau for restoration and prepare them to be exhibited in the kingís hall when the museum open in 2015.

[The] king's golden wooden bed, plain jewellery box and three tiny wooden religious boats were part of a collection that went on a five-year tour of several US states and Japan.

GEM Director Hussein Abdel Bassir tells Ahram Online that these objects will undergo restoration and will be stored in the museumís galleries with a collection of 501 of Tutankhamunís items already in the museum.

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