Egypt Independent

Egypt to see first phase of civilization museum late November



Egypt will see the first phase of its first comprehensive civilization museum finished by late November, according to Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty.
 
During a tour checking on works at the museum on Monday, Damaty said the UNESCO-backed National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, located at the Fustat area in Old Cairo, would be open for tourists and local visitors as soon as possible.
 
Khaled al-Anany, the project’s general supervisor, said the museum is planned to host 50,000 pieces of antiquities dating back to pre-dynastic and modern eras, and will also include a prestigious cultural and research center.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm