Tuesday, August 9, 2016
News: King Djoser Funerary Collection Arrives at Grand Egyptian Museum
The artefacts, said Osama Abul Kheir, chargé d'affairs of the GEM supervisor-general, arrived from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and include of a collection of alabaster pots, pans and jars that belong to King Djoser, who built the Saqqara Step Pyramid.
Eissa Zidan, director-general of preliminary restoration at the GEM, told Ahram Online that the collection arrived yesterday from Tel El-Robaa in Mansoura and is now being unpacked and prepared for restoration at the GEM lab.
The collection, he continued, includes 2,500 objects from different ancient Egyptian dynasties.
Among them is a granite statue of 30th dynasty King Nectanebo I, a collection of limestone sarcophagi from the late period, as well as a collection of amulets and alabaster pots from the pre-dynastic period.
A statue from the New Kingdom of the goddess Isis breastfeeding her son Horus is also among the collection.