King Tu­tankhamun’s fu­ner­ary bed to be trans­ferred to Grand Egyp­tian Mu­seum

The team packed ma­te­ri­als that are free of acid­ity and units damp­en­ing vi­bra­tions dur­ing the bed’s trans­porta­tion, says head of first aid restora­tion at the Grand Egyp­tian Mu­seum

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The Grand Egyp­tian Mu­seum is pre­par­ing to host King Tu­tankhamun’s fu­ner­ary bed in its halls. Ear­lier on Wed­nes­day, a team of Grand Mu­seum work­ers went to the Egyp­tian Mu­seum in or­der to pack the bed in a step to­wards its trans­porta­tion to its per­ma­nent lo­ca­tion at the new Grand Egyp­tian Mu­seum.

“The team packed one of the king’s three golden fu­ner­ary beds, which is made of wood gilded with golden sheets and dec­o­rated with the head of god­dess Sekhmet,” Tarek Taw­fik, the Grand Egyp­tian Musuem’s gen­eral su­per­vi­sor, said in a state­ment pub­lished on the Min­istry of An­tiq­ui­ties’ of­fi­cial Face­book page.

Be­fore pack­ing, the bed was sub­jected to sci­en­tific doc­u­men­ta­tion and first aid restora­tion in or­der to guar­an­tee its safe trans­porta­tion, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment.

The pack­ing process lasted for around eight hours. The process was con­ducted in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a Ja­panese sci­en­tific team.

“The team packed ma­te­ri­als that are free of acid­ity and in­clude units to dampen vi­bra­tions dur­ing the bed’s trans­porta­tion,” said Eissa Zi­dan, head of the first aid restora­tion at the Grand Egyp­tian Mu­seum. He as­serted that de­vices mea­sur­ing heat and vi­bra­tion in­ten­sity would be used on the bed dur­ing trans­porta­tion.

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