GEM receives 153 artifacts from Tahrir museum, Khufu second ship

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received on Thursday 35 large-sized wooden pieces from Khufu second ship in Giza Pyramid plateau along with 118 artifacts coming from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo in Tahrir.

The move was implemented under tight security measures by the Egyptian police.

In statements, Grand Museum curator Eissa Zidan said that a box, containing wooden paraphernalia of King Tutankhamun carved with ivory and shells, was among the most important items that the GEM has received.

The first stage of the restoration works of Khufu ship have been finalized before transferring the collection to the museum, Zidan said.

The 35 large-sized wooden pieces transferred from Khufu second boat brought the total number of the artifacts have been moved from the boat to the GEM to 784, he added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt