Thursday, February 7, 2019

421 Artifacts Transferred to GEM - Luxor Times

421 Artifacts Transferred to GEM

More than 420 artifacts have been transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square (downtown Cairo) to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Remaya Square (near the Giza Pyramids Plateau).

Two seated statues of King Khafre and King Amenhotep were among the transferred artifacts, said Dr Tareq Tawfiq, director general of the restoration department at the GEM. The headless statue of King Khafre is made of schist, Dr Tawfiq said.

He added that a statue of Osiris (god of the dead in the ancient Egyptian civilization) and a collection of sculptures from ancient Egypt, as well as heads of the goddess Hathor were also transferred to the GEM.

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