Arts & Culture

Tutankhamun’s Tomb Will Close for Restorations

Tutankhamun’s Tomb Will Close for Restorations

982967438

The tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, perhaps the most popular Pharaoh, is set to close for restorations commencing in October.

According to the Ministry of Antiquities, the tomb, which is located in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, will be closed to ensure that “one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites”, is well preserved.

The Pharaoh’s mummy will be transferred to another tomb chamber to ensure its protection while restoration works are underway, said the Ministry. However, the duration of closure remains to be determined.

The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in Luxor in 1922 by Howard Carter. The discovery of the tomb has been lauded as one of the most significant by Egyptologists. The tomb was best known for the 5,000 priceless treasures found in the burial chamber, including the famous 11-kilogram solid gold mask of Tutankhamun.

Earlier this year, a scandal erupted after it was discovered the famous King Tutankhamun’s Mask was damaged and repaired hastily with basic tools. The Mask of King Tut is made of gold inlaid with colored glass and semiprecious stone. The mask is currently being restored and has been temporarily taken off display.

The Pharaoh, who ruled during ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty more than 3,300 years ago, is often referred to as ‘King Tut’ and is among the most ‘famous’ Pharaohs, with depictions in books, films, television shows, games and even music.

New York's Metropolitan Opera Coming to Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Oldest Ancient Egyptian Leather Manuscript Discovered on the Shelves of the Egyptian Museum

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture

More in Arts & Culture

Perusing Books Amidst a Pandemic: the Cairo Book Fair to Offer Vaccinations for Attendees

Mariam Zakzouk25 January 2022

Woven Storytelling: Coptic Tapestries

Mona Abdou25 January 2022

‘Perfect Strangers’ Sparks Viral Controversy Among Egyptian Audiences

Mariam Zakzouk23 January 2022

Perfect Strangers: Netflix’s Bold First Arabic Original Film Sets the Stage for More Representation

Farah Rafik22 January 2022

Felucca Culture: Egypt’s Sailing Legacy

Mona Abdou19 January 2022

Why This Egyptian Life Coach Wants to Emphasize Personal Development in Our Culture

ES Buzz17 January 2022

Is Couple Therapy in Egypt Contributing to Reducing Marital Conflicts?

Marina Makary17 January 2022

‘Nour’ Journal by Arab Women Writers Digitalized for the Public

ES Buzz14 January 2022