The Parade of King Tutankhamun

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.

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King Tutankhamun

    At the beginning of his reign, his name was Tutankhaten, meaning (the living image of the god Aten), and followed his father’s regime. After king Amenhotep IV or Akhenaten took the throne, he believed in the god Aten (the solar disk) and decided that:
  • He changed his name to be Akhenaten, meaning effective for the god Aten.
  • He transferred the ancient Egyptian capital from Thebes to a new place, where no god was worshiped before to establish his new town, Akhetaten, meaning the horizon of Aten.
  • He announced the god Aten, the main god of ancient Egypt, eliminated other gods, and closed temples.

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.

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The discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb

The size, uncompleted inscriptions, and the placement of objects in the tomb made specialists thought that the death of King Tut was unexpected.

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Tutankhamun’s Tomb

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.

    The collection of king Tut Tutankhamun’s tomb was stacked with over 5,000 objects, The masterpieces of his collection are:
  • The golden mask that weighing approx. 10 kilograms.
  • The solid gold coffin that weighing approx. 110 kilograms.
  • Additionally thrones and the funeral furniture made of gilded wood, as well as several walking sticks.
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Tutankhamun’s Throne

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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