Luxor Museum's Tut collection moved to Grand Egyptian Museum
The collection includes baskets, boxes, a wooden chair, a bed and a chariot, among other pieces. Among the most treasured, is a gilded head of the goddess Hathor, according to Tarek Tawfik, Supervisor General of the GEM.
A number of other artefacts shed light on funerary ritual practices and daily life during Tutankhamun's roughly ten-year reign.
Eissa Zidan, head of restoration at the GEM, told Ahram Online that all pieces had been restored before transportation and were packed over a period of nine days and according to the latest scientific techniques.
He added that a Japanese team of archaeologists helped the Egyptian team in packing and transporting Tutankhamun's funerary chariot in a specially-designed vehicle to protect against vibrations.
The Grand Egyptian Museum, located on the Giza plateau, is set to open later this year.
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