The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) received on Saturday the first batch of a treasured collection which will be put on display at the Museum's official inauguration in 2016.
Eldamaty inspecting the conservation work
The batch includes ten artefacts carefully selected from the store galleries of the Saqqara necropolis which show limestone reliefs engraved with scenes depicting the daily and religious life of ancient Egyptians as well as an 18th dynasty army leader before becoming a king.
Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty and the NMEC director general Khaled AL-Anani received the objects, with the former describing the batch as "a milestone towards the NMEC official inauguration."
Al-Anani told Ahram Online that the objects will be conserved and would remain in the NMEC galleries until its opening.
Packing the reliefs