How do you move King Tut's stuff?
How do you move King Tut's stuff? In this Oct. 30, 2013 photo, the solid gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in its glass case, in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
How do you move King Tut's stuff?
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Archaeologists and conservation experts have met in Cairo to discuss the safe transportation of King Tutankhamen's throne, chests and bed from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo. They will be moved to one being built on the other side of the Egyptian capital.
 
The meeting was organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. It brought together experts from Egypt, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Japan.
 
Tareq Tawfiq, a senior ministry official in charge of the new museum, told The Associated Press that the meeting's primary objective was to reach a "global consensus" on how to safely transport and display King Tut's items. They will go in the new museum being built close to the famed Giza Pyramids.
 
The meeting also discussed methods to display the human remains discovered in King Tut's tomb, particularly those belonging to his two daughters, both stillborn. This is according to a document distributed to participants.
 
"It's a very big challenge to move a collection, particularly of such importance," one of the participants, German Egyptologist Gabrielle Pieke, told the AP.
 
Moving items belonging to King Tut has become a particularly sensitive issue since 2014. That's when the beard attached to the ancient Egyptian monarch's golden mask was accidentally knocked off during work on the relic's lighting. Workers later hastily tried to reattach it with an epoxy compound. The epoxy caused damage to the priceless artifact and created an uproar among archaeologists across the world.
 
A German-Egyptian team worked on the restoration of the mask, which was placed back on a year later.
 
Pieke urged Egypt not rush the transfer or display of the ancient artifacts related to King Tut.
 
"It's a delicate issue... we have to be very careful," she cautioned.
 
No date has yet been set for the complete transfer of the priceless items, which would be displayed at two halls in the new facility, formally called the Grand Egyptian Museum. The halls, covering 7,000 square meters, are scheduled to open at the end of 2017.
 
The tomb of King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, was discovered in 1922 in the southern city of Luxor.

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Why is this move a challenge?
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COMMENTS (30)
  • FernandoJ-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:17 p.m.

    ONCE THIS PRICELESS COLLECTION IT IS VERY DELICATE, THEY HAVE TO FIND A VERY EFFICIENT AND CAREFUL METHOD TO MOVE ALL THIS WITHOUT DAMAGE ANYTHING TO THE NEW MUSEUM.

  • judithv-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:18 p.m.

    transfer the items is a challenge because are really important objects and they can be damage.

  • ramon-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:18 p.m.

    The discovery of the King Tut had fragile artifacts that can be damage so easily, if they are not careful.

  • JeanetteG-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:20 p.m.

    German Egyptologist Gabrielle Pieke told the AP was a big challange to move it because of its importance an sensibility.In spite that there was a accident with one of the artifacts.This makes us think that if they decided to move to the new museum it will required such of patience and carefulness.

  • ShianneT-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:20 p.m.

    The move is a challenge because there are a lot of fragile things.

  • Veronica123-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:27 p.m.

    This move is a challenge because it is a particularly item it is a important belonging to king Tut. they don't want to damage it.

  • JanvierM-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:29 p.m.

    I think whatever they move the tomb of King Tut,there shall occur some damage,so the King Tut's items will loose value.

  • NiemT-wil
    5/24/2017 - 08:31 p.m.

    I think the transportation is a big challenge ,because King Tut's stuffs are very huge and priceless . On the way to mmove them will be a deavor for constructors keeping them safe and secure, and changing environment will deteroriate the quality.

  • haleyw-cot
    10/03/2017 - 12:33 p.m.

    The move of King Tut will be a challenge. First, the text states, "That's when the beard attached to the ancient Egyptian monarch's golden mask was accidentally knocked off during work on the relic's lighting." The evidence from the text indicates that the items are very delicate and can end up broken. The text also states, "The epoxy caused damage to the priceless artifact and created an uproar among archaeologists across the world." The evidence from the text indicates that the move will be a challenge because if a small accident were to happen, it could cause damage and upset people all over the world.

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