Grand Egyptian Museum’s phase I to be open in Q1-19

The first phase of Grand Egyptian Museum is expected to be completed at the end of 2018 and be inaugurated within the first quarter of 2019.

About 50,000 pieces will be displayed in the museum in a total display area of 90,000 square metres, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported, citing Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Anany as saying.

The museum will also display the colossus of Ramses II, and the treasures of King Tutankhamun, the teen-aged pharaoh whose Egyptian tomb yielded dazzling treasures– along with a pair of 3,500-year old sandals from Tutankhamun’s tomb, which was restored by Egyptian experts.

The Ministry of Antiquities will conduct all activates related to antiquities, including conservation and display, El-Anany said.

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