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Voting begins on Egyptian Museum's September piece of the month - Museums - Heritage - Ahram Online


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Voting begins on Egyptian Museum's September piece of the month

Antiquities lovers can cast their vote for which artefact they would like to see on display at the Egyptian Museum for September

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 24 Aug 2016

Roman relief with mythological scene
The Ministry of Antiquities launched Wednesday on its official Facebook page a poll where voters get to select the Egyptian Museum's September piece of the month, which will be put on display at the museum.

The Egyptian Museum undersecretary for archaeological affairs, Sabah Abdel-Razek, said that the voting will be open for seven days and that voters will get to choose their favourite object from six artefacts carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum’s treasured collection.

"These objects will be put on display for the first time, as they had previously been in storage in the museum's basement," Abdel-Razek told Ahram Online.

Abdel-Razek said the artefacts include a Middle Kingdom royal head of a king wearing the crown, a stele engraved with the image of three persons raising their arms in the Oaranos fashion, and an anthropoid wooden sarcophagus lid.

Large mask of a coffin

relief with three persons raising their hands in osiran attitude

Limestone relief with Ermouthis
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