On Tuesday, the chariot and a funeral bed of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian pharaoh and boy-king of the land were transported across Cairo to a newly constructed museum safely. Egypt has high hopes that this new attraction will succeed in attracting wary tourists back to the country.
Egyptian in aid with Japanese restoration experts unloaded pharaoh’s treasured and priceless artifacts from sealed wooden boxes in the in the basement area of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s which is expected to be the largest archaeological museum in the world’s when it’ll be inaugurated in 2018 respectively.
The box contained some of the most ancient and precious relics in the world including dozens of belonging of King Tut, the ruler of Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. These precious belongings are being cautiously transferred from the old Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to the new enormous walled museum located 23 kilometers away.
Egypt is highly optimist that the flashy new museum will lure tourism, one of the main pillars of Egypt economy. The country has been struggling since the 2011 political uprising which drove away huge number of tourists who once came to ancient Pharaonic temples and pyramids with expectation.
However, in 2014, shuttling the artifacts created an issue after the beard of the ancient Egyptian king’s golden burial mask was unintentionally broken off by workers who were changing the lights in its display case.