Egyptian authorities on Tuesday announced the completion of the restoration process for a number of artifacts from the funerary items of the pharaoh Tutankhamen, who reigned from 1332-1323 B.C.
According to an announcement by the Ministry of State for Antiquities, the pieces were restored at the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is under construction and located beside the pyramids at Giza.
The museum, the inauguration of which is scheduled for 2015, will exhibit all the artifacts of the well-known "boy pharaoh," as he is known due to his death at a young age.
This year will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by British archaeologist Howard Carter, an event that revived the passion for Egyptology.
Tutankhamen is the only pharaoh whose burial chamber was almost fully intact at the time of its discovery. All the others had been picked over by grave robbers thousands of years ago.
The treasures among his funerary items can now be seen at the Egyptian Museum, in central Cairo, and they will take up about 30 percent of the new Great Egyptian Museum. EFE