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More Than 56,000 Artifacts Transferred to GEM

Sun 06 Feb 2022 | 04:01 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

Khaled El Enany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held a meeting with Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, Ehab El-Far, to follow up on the latest developments in the works at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).

Secretary-General of Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, Atef Moftah, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum Project and the Surrounding Area, and Dr. Al-Tayeb Abbas, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum, attended the meeting.

During the meeting, El Enany applauded the work accomplished to complete this great edifice, stressing the need to adhere to the specific timing in preparation for the opening of the museum.

On his part, Abbas reviewed the progress of the archaeological work in the museum, noting that they almost completed the entrance hall and the great staircase by 99.8%.

He also affirmed that they finished King Tutankhamun's Hall by more than 99%, adding that more than 4,700 artifacts from the king’s treasures had been placed inside 86 display windows out of 107.

In the same vein, the assistant minister pointed out that the main exhibition halls are 96% complete, and more than 56,000 artifacts had been transferred to the museum.

After the meeting, the attendees headed to the museum on a tour to inspect the works and the museum display of the Great Hall, the Great Staircase, King Tutankhamun's Hall and the Khufu Boat Museum.

Contributed by Omnia Ahmed