Egyptian antiquities experts to restore King Menkawre statue
Radar survey is being carried out on the marble statue to plan its restoration
Osama Abul Kheir, director of the museum's restoration centre, told Ahram Online on Friday that the survey would inspect all the places on the marble statue, which had been previously restored, as well as detecting its weakest point.
A team of restorers led by Hussein Kamal, director of technical affairs at the restoration centre, will then draw up a restoration plan for the statue as it is in very poor conservation condition.
The state was discovered in 1908 at Menkawre's Valley Temple in the Giza Plateau. It had cracks and was incorrectly restored when first discovered.
The statue depicts King Menkawre seated on a throne with his royal skirt and crown decorated with cobra.