Egypt Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Essa, held an expanded video conference meeting on Sunday in the presence of the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) project and the surrounding area Atef Moftah, as part of a weekly follow-up on the project.
The meeting also reviewed the plan to place and install the artifacts inside the showcases ready to receive these artifacts in the main halls.
A statement by the ministry stated that the work team of archaeologists and restorers began placing an average of more than 160 artifacts per day, starting last week, to finish putting all the artifacts in their showcases.
During the meeting, it was confirmed that the progress of work in the museum was carried out according to the deadlines set for their completion, following the plan developed in April to complete all remaining work on the museum by September.
Constructed on approximately 500,000 square meters, the new GEM is located nearby the Giza Pyramids and will house the world’s largest antiquities collection belonging to a single culture’s heritage.
The GEM is set to showcase 5,000 relics from Tutankhamun’s collection as well — including 2,000 artifacts displayed for the first time.
The museum includes huge exhibition halls, and is distinguished by its proximity to the Giza pyramids area and the New Administrative Capital, which makes it a gateway to Egypt’s past, present and future.
It is expected to attract about five million tourists.
How to visit the GEM?
The visit should be booked on the official website of the GEM, during which the visitor determines the date and time of the visit, in addition to determining the type of tours and accordingly the prices are determined.
Free entry tickets are available only at the museum’s main ticket sales windows for children under four years of age and people with special needs. Prices for Egyptians range between LE75 and LE150.
Visiting hours start daily at the Grand Egyptian Museum from nine am to six pm.