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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
News, Giza: 526 Artifacts to Arrive at Grand Egyptian Museum on Monday
Packing Process of The Clay Pots
artifacts, from various historical periods, will undergo comprehensive
restoration before exhibition. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
Tawfik, the supervisor-general of the Grand Egyptian Museum, told Ahram Online
that a collection of 526 artifacts carefully selected from storehouses in
Atfih, Giza are set to arrive Monday at Giza’s Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for
explains that among the most important objects – which are from various
historical periods – are four canopic jars decorated with lids depicting the
four sons of the god Horus and a well preserved collection of gilded carttonage
from the Greaco-Roman era.
Gilded Carttonage Depicting God Horus & Gilded Carttonage
statuettes of the god Osiris and 22 clay pots with small bases are also
Amulets and distinguished alabaster jars are also among the selected
Eissa Zidan, director of the Restoration Department at the GEM, said
that preliminary restoration works were carried out before the packing and
transportation of the artifacts.
artifacts were handed over after being examined by an archaeological committee.
Upon their arrival at the GEM, comprehensive restoration will be carried out on
all artifacts before exhibition.
Badr, director of the GEM storehouses, asserted that all the objects were
reviewed, photographed and registered in the GEM archives before