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Treasures of Tanis replace king Tut's in the Egyptian Museum

 

Treasure of Tanis are among the most important artifacts displayed in the Egyptian Museum, they were discovered in 1940 at Tanis area, Sharkia Governorate.

Treasures of Tanis replace king Tut's in the Egyptian Museum

What will replace the royal mummies and the treasures of the golden king Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Museum?

After the royal mummies and the treasures of the golden king Tutankhamun were transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum, they would be replaced in tahrir museum by Tanis treasure which is no less important and impressive, this collection numbering 2.500 pieces.

  • These pieces were restored by a specialized team from the Louvre, in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum restoration team.

Is the city of Tanis real?

Tanis is a real city in Egypt, it considered to be one of the most important Egyptian archaeological sites.

  • The importance of Tanis emerged with the end of the new kingdom, as it was the capital of Egypt in that era. 

The treasures of Tanis is the second most important archaeological discovery after the tomb of Tutankhamun

Where was the mummy mask of Psusennes I found?

It was found in his silver sarcophagus, king Psusennes I's mask competes with Tutankhamun's mask in mastery of craftsmanship, in addition to the amount of agate and turquoise used in it, greater than what was used in King Tut's mask.

Treasures of Tanis replace king Tut's in the Egyptian Museum

  • Among the contents of the tomb of King Psusennes I is a golden vessel, his names and titles were engraved in two cartouches on it, next to the name of his wife.

Which pharaoh had a silver sarcophagus?

King Psusennes I had a silver sarcophagus, it is worth noting that he was called the Silver King because of the large amount of silver that was discovered in his tomb, it is known that silver was not easy to extract in Egypt in this era, and its price was more expensive than gold.

What tombs were found in Tanis?

In the year 1940 AD, the French Egyptologist Pierre Montet discovered the tomb of King Pasusennes I with all its treasures intact and not subjected to looting and destruction, along with several tombs of the kings of the twenty-first and twenty-second dynasties in the archaeological area of ​​Tanis.

  • His tomb was fully discovered and was not looted by thieves, unlike the tomb of the famous King Tutankhamun, as some treasures were stolen from it.

This discovery would have constituted an important event, such as the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, but the timing of this discovery was on the cusp of the beginning of World War II, so it did not receive enough coverage and attention, such as what happened when the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered.

Psusennes mummy

The mummy of the king Psusennes decomposed because of the moisture in the area, only skeletal remains, but every piece founds in the mummy was completely covered with pure gold.

Treasures of Tanis replace king Tut's in the Egyptian Museum

  • Examination of the king’s spine revealed that he had a fracture in the seventh vertebra, and he recovered from it during his life, and he also suffered from a rheumatic disease those caused his death when he was 80 years old, after he ruled Egypt for 46 years.

The winged scarab necklace of the king weight about 14 kilos of pure gold, and the incantation No. 30 from the Book of the Dead is engraved on it.


Gold funeral mask

Treasures of Tanis replace king Tut's in the Egyptian Museum

  1. Gold Funeral Mask belongs to the Commander of the army.
  2. It was made of pure gold, eyes inlaid with glass.
  3. It was made to cover the face only.


 

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