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Egypt: an unusual record for this mask of Tutankhamun

The country has just broken an unusual record by making the funerary mask of Tutankhamun with… 7260 cups of coffee!

It took 65 kg of coffee, 7 different flavors and colors, 1000 liters of milk, and 12 hours of preparation to make it possible to create the mask of the Egyptian pharaoh. In total, nearly 200 people participated in the creation of this original mosaic, including 12 local coffee vendors. But the result is there, and Chief Waheed Mahfouz, the initiator of the initiative, says he is satisfied.

The work occupies 60 square meters in front of the Great Egyptian Museum (Gem), located on the outskirts of the city of Cairo in Giza.

“Symbol of love and welcome”

The previous world record was set in Hawaii in 2012. At the time, it was an Elvis Presley concert, performed with some 5600 cups of coffee. Before that, the record was held by Australia, with the creation of a portrait of Mona Lisa in 2009. This new Egyptian performance, which thus surpasses the Hawaiian record, is, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, “a symbol of love and welcome”.

Of course, in order to avoid any waste at the end of the operation, the coffee was distributed

Published on 8 January 2020


#Guinness book of records