According to a correspondent in Cairo, Egyptian authorities began the process of restoring the largest of King Tutankhamun’s trio of coffins for the first time in nearly a hundred years, after the coffin was transferred to the Great Treasure. Museum of Egypt.
It is the largest and only coffin remaining in the tomb of the young king in Luxor, after two smaller ones were moved to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in 1922.
This is the largest and the only coffin remaining in the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The head of the antiquity restoration department at the Great Egyptian Museum Eissa Zidan said the coffin began to show cracks on the gilded outer layers. The restoration will take at least 8 months and the overall status report has been finalized before it is transferred to the Great Museum of Egypt.
Meanwhile, the Director of Antiquities at the Egyptian Museum Al-Tayeb Abbas announced that the casket will be on display at the Great Egyptian Museum after restoration, along with King Tutankhamun’s treasure collection, including two smaller coffins still on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Thus, when the Great Egyptian Museum is opened in 2020, the three coffins of King Tutankhamun will be displayed for the first time together.
The smallest of these three coffins is made of pure gold, while the other two are made of wood and gold plated.
King Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty and died in 1323 BC. His tomb was first found in the Valley of Kings in Luxor in 1922 and was unearthed by a team of experts, led by Howard Carter, an English archaeologist.
This is considered one of the top monumental tombs in ancient Egypt and also contains many of the most thrilling mysteries.