Preparing for Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun (photo: Reuters)
Two gilded beds and a funerary chariot of the golden boy king were the first of the many spectacular artefacts found in Tutankhamun's tomb to be transported carefully through the Cairo streets to their permanent display at the GEM overlooking the Giza Plateau. One of the beds has been injected with special material to prepare it for its new display. Carved out of wood, it is covered with sheets of gold with decorations depicting the leopard goddess Mahit Weret.
The discovery of the intact tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in the 1920s with its treasured collection not only triggered enormous interest among the world's Egyptologists, but has also inspired almost a century of films, books and media attention. Almost 96 years after their discovery, the golden boy king's artefacts continue to fascinate the world as they take to the road on their way to their new home at the GEM.
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