Grand Egyptian Museum - Grand Egyptian Museum official Facebook Page
CAIRO – 16 October 2017: If you are a history lover or eager to discover the wonders of old civilizations, keep an eye out for the Grand Egyptian Museum’s opening; after almost 16 years of starting the GEM project, it was just announced that the museum will be partially open by the end of 2018.
The Ministry of State for Planning and Follow-up and administrative reformation has announced that the plan of the financial year 2017/2018 sets the Grand Egyptian Museum project as one of its most vital projects during this year.
The museum is expected to be an enormous tourist attraction as it displays monuments which date back to the prehistoric age passing by Ancient Egypt and through to the Greek and Roman eras. The museum also exclusively displays the treasures of King Tutankhamun.
The ministry had announced through its Facebook page that the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to have a partial opening by the end of 2018, stating that the museum’s foundation stone was put back in 2002, while construction started in 2012.
1- Top view of museum - Grand Egyptian Museum official Facebook Page
2- Construction of museum - Grand Egyptian Museum official Facebook Page