Egyptologist Zahi Hawass said that the plan of transferring the mummy of Tutankhamun, from his tomb No. 62 in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor to the Egyptian Grand Museum (GEM) is set to be discussed during the International Conference on Egyptology in Cairo next November.
Egyptian experts and archaeologists from all around the world will participate in the conference.
During his visit to the tomb of Tutankhamun, he pointed out that the transfer of the sarcophagus of the golden King from his tomb recently was aimed at restoring his mummy, which suffered from manifestations of severe damage.
It is noteworthy that the pharaoh’s mummy has not been restored since its discovery in 1922 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter.
The GEM is scheduled to exhibit King Tutankhamun’s entire collection, which includes 5,000 pieces, for the first time during the museum’s opening.
Contributed by: Taarek Refaat