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Tourism Minister Inspects Grand Egyptian Museum

Mon 01 Apr 2024 | 11:34 AM
Tourism Minister Inspects Grand Egyptian Museum
Tourism Minister Inspects Grand Egyptian Museum
Nada Mustafa- Ali Abu Dashish

Ahmed Issa, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held a meeting with the leaders of the Grand Egyptian Museum team. 

This came within the framework of the periodic follow-up on the implementation of the final touches related to the museum in its various stages in preparation for its opening in the coming period.

Discussions covered progress made within the main exhibition halls, including the completion of the environmental control system and the installation of explanatory cards for the displayed artefacts.

The Minister was also briefed on the latest developments at the Museum of Khufu’s Boats, where restoration work is underway on both the first and second solar boats.

The second boat has 52 full-size oars and 8 steering oars, while the first boat has 12 steering oars only.

After the end of the meeting, Issa was keen to take a tour inside the Khufu Boats Museum to inspect the visitor areas, services, and the dedicated space showcasing the boats’ history and restoration process.