The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is preparing for the Parade of transferring the royal collection of King Tutankhamun, as it will be moved from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to The Grand Egyptian Museum (the GEM) to be fully exhibited in one place for the first time since its discovery in the Valley of Kings in Luxor.
King Tutankhamun King Tutankhamun or King Tut was one of the kings who ruled during the 18th dynasty in the New Kingdom. King Tut ruled ancient Egypt after the death of his father (King Akhenaten) at the age of eight or nine till his death at age 19, which means that he ruled for approximately 10 years.
But after a while, Tut returned the cult of the god Amun, moved back to the capital of ancient Egypt from Akhetaten to Thebes, and changed his name to be Tutankhamun meaning (the living image of the god Amun).
It is thought that King Tut was suffering from an illness or a disability that caused his death at a young age. The evidence is the many numbers walking sticks found in his tomb and some royal scenes depicting Tut is sitting or leaning on a stick.
The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb One of the reasons for the fame of king Tut is that his tomb was discovered nearly intact and the precision and precision in his royal collection.
On 26 November 1922, the British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the young king (Tutankhamun) in the Valley of King on the west bank of Luxor city. This tomb was nearly intact.
When Howard Carter entered the burial chamber, he found the mummy was placed in a golden coffin, two gilded wooden coffins, a granite sarcophagus, and four gilded wooden shrines. It looks like a Matryoshka doll in Russia.
The size, uncompleted inscriptions, and the placement of objects in the tomb made specialists thought that the death of King Tut was unexpected.
After the discovery of this tomb, the world became to believe in the curse of the pharaohs because of the death of a number of its discoverers in mysterious circumstances as Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter.
Before the collection is moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum, it is displayed in several temporary exhibitions in many museums as Hurghada Museum and Sharm El-Shaikh Museum. Additionally, a group of objects is moved to conservation labs in the Grand Egyptian Museum to be restored before the display.
The Parade of Tutankhamun’s collection to the GEM
After the success of Egypt in transferring the Royal Mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a majestic parade that impressed the whole world, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is preparing for the Parade of transferring the royal collection of King Tutankhamun, as it will be moved from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the Grand Egyptian Museum (the GEM) to be fully exhibited in one place for the first time since its discovery in the Valley of Kings in Luxor.
The royal parade of Tutankhamun will be led by his royal mummy and his golden collection to be reached to the Grand Egyptian Museum (the GEM).
It is planned for the Grand Egyptian Museum to be opened at the end of 2021. It will be a partial opening with Tutankhamun’s collection.
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