Last Update 22:51
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Egyptian Museum to display ancient pot voted 'piece of the month' in foyer

A marble cosmetic pot from King Tutankhamun’s reign won the Facebook vote for August

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 5 Aug 2016
the cosmetic pot
Views: 5275
Views: 5275

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is to put on the ancient piece of pottery selected as the "piece of the month" on Facebook on display in the museum's foyer starting Friday.

Elham Salah, head of the museums department at the antiquities ministry, said that the cosmetic pot from the reign of King Tutankhamun won August's vote for piece of the month on the ministry's Facebook page.

The piece is a cylindric pot carved in alabaster and decorated with lotus flowers and animals, with a lion-shaped handle. Salah describes the piece as "distinguished."

The "piece of the month" competition was begun last month, with ministry officials putting 13 pieces from the museum's collections on their Facebook page for the vote. 





Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.