Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Mummy of Amenhotep

Here we have the newly restored mummy of a child named Amenhotep who's mummy was damaged during the robbery of the Cairo Museum in January of 2011. The looters who entered the museum via a skylight broke the head off Amenhotep and today is being re-exhibited in the new display on the artifact now restored which were damaged during that event.

An amazing restoration job by the museums specialists who restored many of the objects now on display, of which 29 artifacts involved in the rampage includes 18 objects including Amenhotep which never left the museum but were badly damaged and 11 others that were stolen and returned.

Photo: Mahmoud Khaled

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