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Tutankhamun to Get a New Home
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Tutankhamun is one of the most famous pharaohs in Ancient Egyptian history. While he was originally named Tutankhaten, he’s mostly referred to as Tutankhamun, or even King Tut for short. Aside from Queen Nefertiti, King Tut stands as one of the most famous characters in Ancient Egypt, and his tomb was one of the greatest historical and archeological discoveries of all time.

According to reports by, the Ministry of Antiquities is planning on transferring the golden mask and golden tomb of King Tut from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to their new home, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in November this year. This will give an enormous boost to the status of GEM, also known as the Giza Museum, which plans on housing and displaying a huge number of Egypt’s historical artifacts.

The belongings of King Tut, including other golden accessories, have been regularly maintained and so do not need any renovations. After being transferred, they will be immediately displayed in the Grand Egyptian Museum. This comes as a part of a larger comprehensive plan to move King Tut’s belongings, which include 5423 pieces. Currently, only 636 pieces are left in the Egyptian Museum, which means that most of King Tut’s possessions have already reached the Grand Egyptian Museum.

If you visit the Grand Egyptian Museum now, you will find a golden cow, a military vehicle, a bed, a wooden seat, as well as a few boxes that belonged to him personally. All these pieces will be utilized to create a story telling the details of ancient every-day life, including the rituals of death, in the age of Tutankhamun.