King Djoser funerary collection arrives at Grand Egyptian Museum

Nevine El-Aref , Monday 8 Aug 2016

The collection is now being unpacked and prepared for restoration at the GEM lab

unpacking Tel Al-Robaa artefacts

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) overlooking the Giza Plateau received 418 artefacts from the collection of third dynasty King Djoser for restoration before they are put on display at their permanent location at the GEM during its official opening.

The artefacts, said Osama Abul Kheir, chargé d'affairs of the GEM supervisor-general, arrived from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and include of a collection of alabaster pots, pans and jars that belong to King Djoser, who built the Saqqara Step Pyramid.

Eissa Zidan, director-general of preliminary restoration at the GEM, told Ahram Online that the collection arrived yesterday from Tel El-Robaa in Mansoura and is now being unpacked and prepared for restoration at the GEM lab.

The collection, he continued, includes 2,500 objects from different ancient Egyptian dynasties.

Among them is a granite statue of 30th dynasty King Nectanebo I, a collection of limestone sarcophagi from the late period, as well as a collection of amulets and alabaster pots from the pre-dynastic period. 

A statue from the New Kingdom of the goddess Isis breastfeeding her son Horus is also among the collection.

engraved slab

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