A month after the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade, the foliage-adorned iron gate of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir has been re-erected to its original location to once again decorate the museum’s façade.
The gate was dismantled almost three months ago and replaced with a new temporary modern one that stayed until the completion of the Golden Parade and the departure of the royal mummies to their permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.
Sabah Abdel-Razek, Director of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir explains that the original gate was dismantled to preserve it and facilitate the departure of the mummies through the new gate as
previous studies had revealed that the distance between the two sides of the gate was too narrow, making it difficult for the parade to pass through.
The outer gate of the museum had been restored last year for the first time since it was damaged in 2011.