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Monday, October 22, 2018

King Tut’s restorers - Al Ahram Weekly

King Tut's restorers

Tut's wooden chariots

RESTORERS of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) are busy conserving the chariots of the boy king Tutankhamun whose entire funerary collection will be exhibited for the first time ever in 2020, displaying more than 5,000 artefacts, reports Nevine El-Aref.

The golden king has six gilded wooden chariots which are now under restoration at the GEM laboratory.

Tut's wooden chariots in 1922

The GEM complex is a cultural institution located on an area of approximately 500,000 square metres overlooking the Pyramids of Giza. It includes one of the largest museums in the world displaying the heritage of a single civilisation.

It will contain over 100,000 artefacts, reflecting Egypt's history from the pre-dynastic era through the Graeco-Roman periods, covering 92,000 square metres.

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