Last Update 11:50
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
The coffins are 2,500 years old and still retain some of their original colours
The GEM has thus far received 54,000 objects from different eras and archaeological sites
The coffins are 2,500 years old and still retain some original colours
Hawass described the task as a great responsibility, especially in this exceptional time in which the world is suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic
'I am very proud of all the effort exerted to organise this exceptional exhibition during the exceptional time the world is going through,' El-Enany told reporters
Hurghada Museum has recently opened and Sharm El-Sheikh Museum is set to be opened this year
The transparent barriers will reduce the risk of theft by up to 85 percent
'The international community has sent a strong signal of support to Lebanon following this tragedy,' said Ernesto Ottone, assistant UNESCO Director-General for Culture
The Egyptian princess died of a heart attack 3,000 years ago, the scans reveal
Some openings lead to one chamber, while others lead to groups of two, three and five chambers, thought to be of ancient religious significance
Restoration and development work at the museum is in full swing and will be completed soon, with a reopening slated within the upcoming 60 days
All excavation tools must be disinfected regularly, while the number of workers is not to exceed 30 people in open-air sites and four people inside each tomb or burial shaft
The museum will showcase three mummies decorated with gilded cartonnage and painted scenes as well as a set of canopic jars and a bronze statue of a winged Isis
1 2 3 4 5   

© 2010 Ahram Online.