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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Tutankhamun collection transferred to GEM as “remarkable” ancient tombs and artifacts continue to be discovered in Egypt

A slew of ancient tombs and artifacts discovered in Egypt are among the most remarkable art-historical discoveries of 2017, says Artsy. The website frames these discoveries, including three 3,500-year-old tombs in Thebes and the 26-foot statue pulled out from underneath Matareya, as part of a “concentrated effort to promote tourism.”

Meanwhile, a chariot and two of Tutankhamun’s shirts are being transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, according to Ahram Online. The Tutankhamun collection is being transferred to GEM ahead of its soft opening in 2018. Tarek Tawfiq supervisor general of the GEM, told the paper that the chariot is the third to be transported to the GEM. The Antiquities Ministry plans to pack and transport 71 artefacts now on display at the Egyptian Museum to their new permanent exhibition spaces in the GEM, he added.

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