Luxor releases balloons on 93rd anniversary of Tut discovery
CAIRO: The governorate of Luxor released 20 balloons into the sky Wednesday, marking the 93 anniversary of the discover of the tomb of King Tutankhamun by Sir. Howard Carter, Youm7 reported.
This year’s celebration features folkloric performances and vendors, and was attended by the governor of Luxor Mohammed Badr.
Badr said that this month will see a range of cultural, intellectual and tourism events to mark the occasion. On Thursday Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Damati inaugurated three ancient in the Mount Qurna area west of Luxor.
Some 600 pieces from King Tutankhamun’s tomb that have never been previously displayed were taken out of storage in Luxor to be examined by experts from the Grand Egyptian Museum, then restored and taken to their new home, the Ministry of Antiquities announced earlier this week.
Among the relics are a pink granite sculpture of King Amenhotep III, and colored coffins, Dr. Tarek Tawfik general supervisor of the project Grand Museum and the Chairman of the Committee stated in a Ministry of Antiquities release.