16 October 2019 02:20 PM

GEM receives 181 artifacts from Grand Museum in Tahrir

Friday، 31 May 2019 - 12:06 PM

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received 181 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Tahrir square amid tightened security measures and under the supervision of Major General Atef Moftah, supervisor-general of the GEM project.

The artifacts, which date back to different historical eras, comprise a group of unique wooden statues belonging to the Middle Kingdom of Egypt alongside a group of model ships carrying salespersons, said Dr. Al Tayeb Abbas, the head of GEM archaeological affairs, in statements on Thursday.

Among the masterpieces received by the GEM is a sandstone statue of Pharaoh King Akhenaten, which dates back to the New Kingdom of Egypt, Dr. Abbas added.


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