Receiving the antiquities, continuing the restoration of the pieces ... happening in the Grand Museum

GEM Wed, May. 27, 2020
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities continues, despite the health conditions due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, which is spread in various countries of the world, in the implementation of open projects, with taking the appropriate precautions that the Egyptian government called for to confront the virus, and this is what happens in the Grand Egyptian Museum project, which in turn we are working on Follow-up periodically to keep up with the latest developments.

Dr. Issa Zaidan, Director General of Executive Affairs for Restoration and Transportation of Antiquities at the Grand Egyptian Museum, said that work is going on continuously within the Grand Egyptian Museum, whether in restoration centers or the museum display scenario, or works of transferring artifacts from various archaeological sites to the Grand Egyptian Museum, to Aside from placing heavy pieces on the grand staircase.

Dr. Issa Zaidan said, in exclusive statements to "The Seventh Day", that the opening of the Grand Museum is a big dream and we are working hard to achieve it, despite the conditions Egypt is passing through in particular and the whole world in general, taking precautions and directives to ensure the safety of all workers due to the outbreak of the Corona virus The newbie, which has spread throughout the world, with daily follow-up by Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Major Atef Moftah, the general supervisor of the Grand Museum and the surrounding area.

The Director General of Executive Affairs for Restoration and Transportation of Antiquities at the Grand Egyptian Museum said that the museum's work system makes every effort to get the museum out properly, as the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and the General Supervisor of the Museum are keen on upgrading the system and maintaining its integrity during the current period.

And Dr. Issa Zaidan, in previous statements for "The Seventh Day", that coordination is carried out daily with Dr. Al-Tayeb Abbas, Director General of Archaeological Affairs, to follow up the progress of work inside the museum regularly, and within the conditions set by the museum within the precautionary measures to confront the Corona virus, for all workers Who are keen to attend continuously from the restorers, archaeologists, financiers, administrators, international relations, technicians, engineers, security and workers.

Major General Atef Moftah, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project and the surrounding area, said in special statements to "The Seventh Day", that the health safety measures in the museum to confront the new Corona virus are carried out with a 100% audit rate, and we do not allow any violation in this regard The health of workers comes first.

Miftah pointed out that all workers are checked during their entry in the morning and they leave in the evening, without any exceptions by using a "laser" thermometer, to monitor any injuries of any kind from high temperatures.

Moftah pointed out that the daily completion procedures were canceled, as it resulted in the grouping of all workers in one space, which violates health safety.

"No handshaking" banners were also placed, and therefore no physical contact of any kind is prohibited, which became necessary during the current period to overcome the crisis in Corona.

On the issue of disinfection and sterilization, Major General Atef Moftah, the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project and the surrounding area, said that the museum is completely disinfected and sterilized internally and externally daily before entering the workforce to start work, then during rest periods, which were divided into three periods to ensure the distribution of densities, And not to accumulate, and disinfection and sterilization is complete after the end of work every day.

Miftah stressed that Egypt, with its entire apparatus and in full coordination, implements a tight plan to control the virus. We are in the big museum a small part of it, but we realize our responsibility before society, and we will not allow any negligence that leads to injuries, God forbid, as the museum represents the Egyptian dream towards the future, in which the Work in full swing, scientifically and professionally, providing citizen health first.

The last thing that received the Grand Egyptian Museum during the current month was 42 wooden pieces from the second Khufu boat, after extracting it from its pit near the King Khufu pyramid in the Giza Pyramids archaeological site, where it underwent restoration work at the archaeological laboratory located on the site.

 The transfer process comes within the framework of the Egyptian-Japanese joint project between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Japanese University of Higashi, to extract, restore and reinstall the King Khufu II complex with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Authority.