In Photos: Coffins of Sennedjem and spouse arrived to NMEC from Egyptian Museum in Tahrir
The coffins of Sennedjem and one of his wives were found inside his tomb discovered in 1886 by French Egyptologist Maspero
Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 22 Sep 2019
The anthropoid coffin of Sennedjem, who was the overseer of workers at Deir Al-Medina necropolis in Luxor, arrived to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) where it was unpacked.
Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany witnessed the unpacking process.
The mummy of Sennedjem was removed from the coffin after the unpacking to enter the fumigation tent.
El-Enany described the fumigation process like medical surgery, to restore and preserve the mummy under the direction of skilled restorers.
Ahmed El-Sherbini, supervisor general of the NMEC, said that the coffins of Sennedjem and one of his wives are in a very good state of conservation and were previously exhibited at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, amongst the funerary collection of Sennedjem found inside his tomb discovered in 1886 by French Egyptologist Maspero.
Both coffins are painted anthropoid coffins with mummies of the deceased inside.
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