Egyptian curator Medhat Abdallah laughs when reminded of the ‘curse of Tutankhamun’ as he cleans an ancient gilded bed found in the boy king’s burial chamber nearly a century ago. The 3,300-year-old relic is one of hundreds of artefacts, never before displayed, from the treasure of King Tutankhamun set to be unveiled in a ‘mega museum’ under construction near the Giza pyramids. ‘We are studying how these objects were made at that time. They will be displayed at the Grand Egyptian Museum once it’s ready,’ Abdallah told AFP, as he inspected the relic in a laboratory at the new museum site. But nearly a decade after the Grand Egyptian Museum — dubbed ‘Tutankhamun’s new home’ — was conceived, the project

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