King Tut's golden coffin moved to GEM restoration lab - Ministry
Wednesday، 24 July 2019 - 01:36 PM
The golden-plated coffin of Egypt’s boy-king Tutankhamun has been transported to the wood restoration lab at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for its first-time restoration since the discovery of its tomb in 1922.
Initial screening of the coffin revealed multiple signs of damage, including several rifts between the gypsum layer and the gold cladding, that also has some cracks in the coffin cover and base, the Ministry of Antiquities said on Monday 22/7/2019.
Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany followed up the transportation process.
The ministry invited Egyptian and foreign journalists and media institutions to cover the coffin sterilization and get posted on the restoration project by restoration specialists at the museum's restoration center on Saturday, August 4.
The coffin will be displayed along with King Tut's other coffins and possessions upon the museum's inauguration in late 2020.