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Saturday, April 30, 2016
News, Giza: Grand Egyptian Museum Receives 1,199 Objects from Alexandria Antiquities Stores
Greco-Roman artifacts brought to GEM from
Alexandria antiquities storerooms
A set of 1,199 artifacts from the archaeological stores in Alexandria were
transported to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in
preparation for restoration and future display, Tarik Tawfik, GEM General
Supervisor said in a statement Friday.
specialized committee has been formed to examine and pack the objects as well
as preparing a comprehensive report about the current status of each object,
artifacts date back to the New Kingdom Period (1580 B.C.-1080 B.C.) and the
Greco Roman Period (332 B.C. – 395 A.D.) announced Issa Zeidan, the Director of
Restoration Department at the GEM.
Rose granite head among artifacts received by GEM
the objects are accessories, fishing tools, granite sphinx, a royal statue and
a group of objects from “Heracleion” that were discovered in Alexandria at the
late 1990s, he added.
the past few years, the GEM received thousands of artifacts from several
museums and archaeological sites ahead of its inauguration scheduled for 2018.
this month, the museum also received 31 wooden beams of the second solar barge
of Pharaoh Khufu in preparation for restoration and reassembly.
April 2015, a total of 200 artifacts of Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s treasures were
transferred to the GEM where they will be on display in a separate hall
dedicated to the young pharaoh.
Royal statue made of bazalt
situated on 120 acres of land, is located 2 km southwest of the Giza Pyramids
and was scheduled to be inaugurated in August 2015, but due to funding issues,
according to former Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al Damaty’s statement in
Al-Ahram; it is not expected be inaugurated before 2018.
construction of the three-phase project, which includes the construction of the
museum’s main building and implementation of the master plan, landscape parks
and surrounding site infrastructure, began in March 2012, and two phases have
been completed so far.