The Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty has stressed that the ministry offers all its support to the Grand Egyptian Museum, considering it a particularly significant project. "It is a great cultural site, which attracts a lot of tourists and spreads awareness of the Egyptian civilisation and archaeology, in addition to boosting the economy," he added.
During the opening of the first International Tutankhamun Conference organized by the Grand Egyptian Museum, the minister said that the Grand Museum will feature up to 100,000 different artifacts, displayed in 15 showrooms, including a special hall for King Tut's belongings.
The museum will be partially opened in May 2018, said the minister.
The conference, focused on one of the greatest archaeological treasures in the whole world, will be held annually in May.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm