The skin growth had gone unnoticed until Mercedes Gonzalez, director of the Instituto de Estudios CientAificos en Momias in Madrid, spotted it looking at the mummy during a visit to the Cairo Museum
It is not just the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the National Museum or the Cairo Museum
, which is in danger.
They include Snofru as builder and unique creator of the pyramids of Seila and Meidum, the significance of Nile heights recorded under the 12th dynasty, the stela of Iuyres in the Cairo Museum
, Ramses II and his dynasty as traditionalist and innovators, a New Kingdom stela from Memphis, the dance for appeasing Menhyt-Nebtou at Esna, a clay bowl with demotic inscriptions from Tuna al-Gevel, and the Arabic equivalent of the Coptic causative-infinitive.
The golden vessels, mummy cases, furnishings and much else besides were all taken away to safety in the Cairo museum
For example, the world famous Cairo Museum
at Tahrir Square lost some 50 pieces of treasure to looters during the recent riots that toppled the regime of the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.
The project, which will include its own advanced security system, unlike the downtown Cairo Museum
, is 65 percent funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Summary: Rare paintings by some of Egypt's most renowned artists thought to have belonged to the country's former royal family have been found by workers renovating a Cairo museum
Birgit Schlick-Nolte, a German Egyptologist and Kate Bosse-Griffiths, the first curator of Swansea's Egyptological Collection at the university, discovered that the Swansea fragment is part of the vase in the Cairo Museum
A leather manuscript, rediscovered among rolls of ancient writing at the Cairo Museum
in Egypt, has been pieced together by Egyptologist Dr Wael Sherbiny, The Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.
Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA - Sep 17th, 2015 - What happened during the criminal raid of the Cairo Museum
during the unrest of 2011?
Meanwhile, police have arrested two curators of a new Cairo museum
for allegedly stealing ancient artefacts and replacing them with replicas, the antiquities ministry said.
The mask of the 3,000-year-old mummy of King Tut, who died at the age of 19, is now on exhibit at the Cairo Museum