Thursday, August 25, 2016

News, Cairo: Voting Begins on Egyptian Museum's September Piece of the Month

Antiquities lovers can cast their vote for which artifact they would like to see on display at the Egyptian Museum for September. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.

(1): Roman relief with mythological scene        (2): Large mask of a coffin
(3): Limestone relief with Ermouthis              (4): relief with three persons
 raising their hands in osiran attitude
The Ministry of Antiquities launched Wednesday on its official Facebook page a poll where voters get to select the Egyptian Museum's September piece of the month, which will be put on display at the museum.

The Egyptian Museum undersecretary for archaeological affairs, Sabah Abdel-Razek, said that the voting will be open for seven days and that voters will get to choose their favorite object from six artifacts carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum’s treasured collection.

"These objects will be put on display for the first time, as they had previously been in storage in the museum's basement," Abdel-Razek told Ahram Online.

Abdel-Razek said the artifacts include a Middle Kingdom royal head of a king wearing the crown, a stele engraved with the image of three persons raising their arms in the Oaranos fashion, and an anthropoid wooden sarcophagus lid.

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