70% of the museum's display scenario finished, The Golden King Tutankhamun at the Great Museum

egypt Tue, Jul. 27, 2021
Dr. Al-Tayeb Abbas said that 70% of the implementation of the museum display of King Tutankhamun has been completed, as the scenario of the show that is being implemented on it has been completed, and the artifacts have been placed in approximately 71 windows out of 107 that include the golden king’s holdings

And Dr. Al-Tayeb Ass explained, in exclusive statements to “The Seventh Day”, that there are a number of pieces within King Tutankhamun’s holdings that were not transferred until shortly before the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, such as the King’s Golden Mask, which will be left in the museum for an Egyptian with liberation to near The grand opening of the museum.

It is worth noting that on November 4, 1922, when the British archaeologist and specialist in the history of ancient Egypt, Howard Carter, was excavating at the entrance to the tunnel leading to the tomb of Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings, he noticed the presence of a large vault and continued to excavate carefully until he entered the room that includes the tomb of Tutankhamun .

On the walls of the room containing the tomb were wonderful drawings that told in the form of pictures the story of Tutankhamun’s departure to the world of the dead, and the scene was very wonderful for the world, Howard Carter, who was looking at the room through a hole with a candle in his hand, and it is said that his assistant asked him, “Can you see anything? ?" Carter replied, "Yes, I see wonderful things."

Carter noticed the presence of a wooden chest with inscriptions inlaid with gold in the center of the room, and when he lifted the box, he noticed that the box was covering a second box decorated with inscriptions inlaid with gold, and when he lifted the second box, he noticed that the second box was covering a third box inlaid with gold, and when the third box was lifted, Carter arrived at the coffin. Which was covered with a thick layer of stone carved in the form of a statue of Tutankhamun.

Carter had difficulty lifting the third golden shroud that was covering the mummy of Tutankhamun from the mummy, so Carter thought that exposing the shroud to the heat of the Egyptian summer sun would be enough to separate the golden shroud from the mummy, but his attempts failed and he was forced in the end to cut the golden shroud in half to reach the mummy.

After removing the shroud made of cloth, the mummy of Tutankhamun was found with all its decorations of necklaces, rings, crown and sticks, all of which were pure gold. To remove these artifacts, the excavation team had to separate the skull and the main bones from their joints. After removing the ornaments, the team reinstalled the skeleton of the mummy and placed it in a wooden coffin. .