King Tut’s chair broken in transit to new Egyptian Museum
By THE CAIRO POST
CAIRO: A chair that belonged to King Tutankhamen was broken in transit from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in al-Haram of Giza, an anonymous official in the Grand Museum stated Wednesday.
The other three artifacts were also damaged in transit: the top of the sarcophagus, a round offering table, and a marble vessel, the official told Youm7.
The chair’s base frame was broken, while the offering table’s stick detached from the round table. A glass cover for a papyrus was also broken.