Egyptian antiquities experts to restore King Menkawre statue
The restoration centre at the yet-to-opened Grand Egyptian Museum overlooking the Giza Plateau has started a radar survey on the alabaster statue of King Menkawre, transported two weeks ago from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo.
|Radar survey is being carried out on the marble statue to plan its restoration |
[Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Culture]
A team of restorers led by Hussein Kamal, director of technical affairs at the restoration centre, will then draw up a restoration plan for the statue as it is in very poor conservation condition.
The state was discovered in 1908 at Menkawre's Valley Temple in the Giza Plateau. It had cracks and was incorrectly restored when first discovered.
The statue depicts King Menkawre seated on a throne with his royal skirt and crown decorated with cobra.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [August 07, 2016]