Huge artifacts arrive at the Grand Egyptian Museum for display in the grand staircase
The Grand Egyptian Museum in the Archery Square received 7 huge artifacts coming from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, in preparation for displaying them on the grand staircase within the scenario of the museum’s museum presentation due to open next year.
General Moftah pointed out that after the arrival of this new group, the number of the pieces that arrived at the Grand Museum to display on the grand staircase was 67, out of a total of 72. For his part, Dr. Al-Tayeb Abbas, Director General of Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum, indicated that these pieces include a sarcophagus made of pink granite for King Ramses weighing about six tons, and a statue of King Amenemhat the third made of black basalt, and the columnar of King Sahure of pink granite engraved on them the cartridge of King Sahure Both are about 6 meters long and weigh 17 tons each, in addition to a limestone plate of King Akhenaten.
In the same context, Dr. Issa Zidane , General Director of Executive Affairs for Restoration and Transportation of Antiquities at the Grand Egyptian Museum, explained that before the transfer process, a case report was made for each separate piece separately to prove the state of conservation in an accurate way, just as the team of repairers from the Grand Egyptian Museum carried out mechanical cleaning of the pieces before Packaging, confirming that the process of packaging and transporting artifacts was carried out at the highest level of efficiency and in accordance with scientific standards followed in the packaging and transportation of heavy antiquities.
Dr. Zidane added that all the pieces will be subject to restoration work by a specialized team of restorers of the restoration center in order to be ready for display on the grand staircase at the opening of the museum.