Egypt keen on boosting int'l cooperation in custom matters: Finance minister    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Balotelli: I have zero fear of failing    Omar, Tlaib to discuss Israel, Palestine travel restrictions    Sudan's ex-president Bashir arrives at corruption trial    German central bank suggests economy may be in recession    UK's Johnson tells Germany and France: do a Brexit deal    Expected interest rate cuts to positively reflect on direct investment indicators end-2020: Pharos    Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes    Hometown markets phase I of its work debut in Egypt new capital    Afghanistan blasts wound dozens on Independence Day    Huawei's first 5G phone goes public in China, despite US pressure    Saudi stocks rise, lifted by banking shares    Tennis: Pera, Cornet advance as thunderstorms rumble in the Bronx    Trump, US officials dismiss recession fears, defend trade war    Bayern Munich sign Coutinho on loan from Barcelona    Cairo's historic Tahrir square to be renovated – PM    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    South Korea, Egypt discuss inking FTA soon    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    No indication Libya's Zuwara Airport was used in military operations: UN    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    UAE-backed Yemeni southern separatists withdraw from parts in Aden    Declining global interest rates to encourage hard currency borrowing in EM: IIF    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    28th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing embraces attendees with international troupes    A simple diet change could help live longer, reduce cardiovascular risks by 16%    Personalized cancer treatment wins FDA approval    Afghan wedding suicide bomb kills 63, amid hopes for talks    Serbian Micho to be Zamalek's new coach: Egypt's Mortada Mansour    Cairo University tops 2019 Shanghai Academic Ranking    3 sentenced to death for 2016 killing of 4 Egyptian policemen    Too early to estimate Nile's flooding volume: Irrigation Ministry    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    Cairo University jumps 100 ranks in Shanghai Ranking    Sudan's key opposition may nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok for prime minister    Disney warrior Mulan star: ‘I support the Hong Kong police, #BoycottMulan trending    Egypt to launch Bike for Every Citizen initiative soon    Egypt's Zamalek equal club record with 7-0 hammering of Somalia's Dekedaha    LA Opera declines details on longtime general director's investigation    Economic, educational legislations will top fifth parliamentary round    Sudan opposition to nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok for prime minister: Sources    Liverpool wins Super Cup after penalty shootout against Chelsea    Egypt produces ‘Fraud' documentary on Muslim Brotherhood history    VIDEO: Egyptian Media Group releases ‘Scam,' documentary on ‘Muslim Brotherhood terrorist history'    Photo of Egyptologist Zahi Hawass to decorate NYC's Times Square to promote tourism to Egypt    Three incredible Egyptian athletes who challenged their disabilities    T. Jefferson Parker tells latest tale in tight, vivid prose    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

47,952 antiquities transferred to Grand Egyptian Museum: GEM project head
Published in Ahram Online on 15 - 06 - 2019

Up to 47,952 artefacts have been transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Giza ahead of its inauguration in 2020.
According to statements by the general supervisor of the GEM project, Atef Moftah, around 44,569 antiquities have been restored and are set to be displayed at the museum.
The statements were made during Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly's inspection of the under-construction GEM and its plateau, where he was accompanied by Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Anany.
El-Anany said that the project has nearly been finalised, with the building almost entirely completed and the roadways on the plateau over 90 percent built.
The GEM complex is located on an area of approximately 500,000 square metres adjacent to the Pyramids of Giza. It is one of the largest museums in the world displaying the heritage of a single civilisation.
The construction of the museum began in 2006 with funding from the Japanese government.
The government of Japan loaned Egypt $450 million for the project, but the total cost of the museum is expected to reach $1 billion, El-Anany said in earlier press statements.
The museum will contain over 100,000 artefacts, reflecting Egypt's past from prehistory through to the Greek and Roman periods.
One of its main attractions, the hall of Tutankhamun, which will display the boy-king's belongings, is 95 percent complete, according to Moftah.
Madbouly also inspected Khufu's Solar Boat Museum on the Giza Plateau, which is home to the pharaoh's first boat.
The second boat, which is deemed one of the biggest of its kind in the world, is undergoing restoration with a 10 million grant from the Japanese government.
Both boats are planned to be transferred to the GEM.
Egypt hopes the new museum will contribute to boosting an already improving tourism industry that suffered under political and economic instability following the 2011 revolution.

Clic here to read the story from its source.