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240 artifacts transferred from Tahrir Museum to GEM

Mon, Nov. 26, 2018
GIZA, Nov 26 (MENA) - Ten big-sized paintings from the Sneferu era were transferred on Monday from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in near the Pyramids in Giza.

The transfer also included 230 artifacts from different eras.

In statements on Monday, general supervisor on the GEM project Tareq Tawfiq said that transferring the paintings comes as part of the Egyptian-Japanese project (JICA) to transfer 72 artifacts.

The GEM is to open partially in 2019 for the unveiling of its star attraction—all 5,400 objects from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

The full opening of the 490,000 sq m complex in is expected in 2022, the centenary of Howard Carter’s discovery of the boy pharaoh’s tomb.
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