Egypt Independent

‘Screaming mummy’, two other artefacts to be displayed for first time at Egyptian Museum



For the first time, the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square will this week display a statue known as the screaming mummy, in addition to a golden mask made of cartonnage and a colorfully decorated coffin.

Every week, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities displays three artifacts that have never been shown before at the Egyptian Museum.

Head of the Antiquities Ministry’s Museums’ Sector Elham Salah said the screaming mummy will be moved to the permanent exhibition at the museum’s Mummies’ Hall.

The mask and the coffin were recovered from the United States in January 2017, she added.

Sabah Abdel Razek, Director General of the Egyptian Museum, explained that the screaming mummy was originally a man, possibly the son of King Ramses III.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm