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Tourism Minister visits GEM Project- Photos

Wednesday 02/January/2019 - 09:53 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa
Tourism Minister، Dr. Rania Al-Mashat paid a visit earlier today، Wednesday to Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). The Museum General Supervisor، Tarek Tawfik accompanied the minister during her tour. 

During her visit، the minister expressed her admiration for the accuracy of the work، noting that the whole world is waiting for the opening of such great edifice.

Noteworthy، The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is one of the largest archaeological museums in the world. Thousands of artifacts will be displayed during and after its launching، which will attract many tourists from around the world. 

The museum is built on a land area of 117 acres. The project’s foundation was laid in February 2002. Construction of the mega project began in May 2005. A total of 100،000 artifacts are being restored to be displayed in the GEM.Furthermore، the GEM consists of 19 restoration labs، making it the largest artifact restoration center in the world. 

In addition، the GEM consist one of the biggest artifact documentation units for selected artifacts worldwide. Some of the artifacts planned to be displayed in the GEM date back to the pre-Pharaonic dynasties era (pre-family era). 

King Ramses statue was placed in the GEM’s lobby entrance to welcome the visitors. It is worth mentioning that the façade of the museum is coated with alabaster stones. Also، the walls of the GEM overlooking the Pyramids will have a glass panoramic view. 

The GEM is set to be launched in 2020. 

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