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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Luxor residents protest decision to transfer ancient coffins to GEM

Luxor residents protest decision to transfer coffins to GEM: Luxor residents are campaigning on social media against the decision to transfer 30 recently-discovered wooden coffins to the Grand Egyptian Museum, Al Masry Al Youm reports. The Antiquities Ministry announced earlier this week that the coffins — the largest trove discovered since the 19th century — will be displayed in the new museum when it opens next year. Residents are using #الاقصر_اولي_باثارها to call for them to be stored in the Luxor museum, which has seen most of its important artifacts transferred to Cairo in recent months.

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