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Friday, May 27, 2016
News, Giza: Artifacts on the Move from San Al-Haggar Museum to New Giza Museum
collection of a hundred ancient Egyptian artifacts is to arrive to the Grand
Egyptian Museum on the Giza plateau. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
from the Grand Egyptian Museum on Friday restored and packaged artefacts at San
Al-Haggar museum in the Tel Basta archaeological site in the Delta in order to
transport them to the as-yet-unopened museum in Cairo.
Zidan, head of the restoration department at the new museum, told Ahram Online
that the artefacts include objects from different eras of ancient Egyptian
Carttonage mummy mask & A sphinx statue
the most important are a limestone relief depicting a supervisor of royal war
chariots named Hasnefermerptah and his wife, as well as a collection of late
period sphinxes, the sarcophagus of a priest of Sobek and limestone statues
from the Middle Kingdom.
number of Graeco-Roman limestone heads area also among the batch, as well as
pieces of mummy masks made from cartonnage.
objects were packed in order to be transported to the new museum early next
week, where they will be subjected to restoration and added to the permanent