CAIRO – 11 October 2021: The restorers and archaeologists of the Grand Egyptian Museum, in cooperation with a national company, completed transferring and re-installing the second cabin of the Golden King Tutankhamun inside the show-case designated for it.
General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the surrounding area Atef Moftah indicated that the installation of the cabin took about 4 hours of meticulous work that reflects the extent of the restorers' ingenuity in dealing with antiquities of a special nature.
Moftah further stated that the transferred cabin brings the total number of cabins transferred during the last period from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the Grand Egyptian Museum to three cabins.
Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum El-Tayeb Abbas explained that this cabin is made of gilded wood, and was found among the king’s possessions in his tomb on the West Bank in Luxor. It was discovered in November 1922, and was transferred with the rest of the pieces to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir where it was displayed.
Abbas added that the remaining cabin will be transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum soon. Each cabin will be displayed in its designated show-case in the hall dedicated for the treasures of the Golden King.
The hall designated for the treasures of the Golden King in the Grand Egyptian Museum spans over an area of about 7200 square meters and is equipped with the latest museum display technologies including environmental control of temperature, humidity and lighting.
For his part, Head of the Museums Sector Moamen Othman confirmed that the process of transferring the cabin was carried out in accordance with precise scientific standards, as the cabin was disassembled into 15 parts, and then each part was individually wrapped inside an internal box, then an external one using materials free from acidity.