Grand Egyptian Museum Opening

Luxor is ancient Thebes and has a fascinating past. Share your knowledge or ask your questions here.

Moderators: DJKeefy, 4u Network

User avatar
Winged Isis
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 3867
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:38 pm
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 1568 times
Been thanked: 1027 times

Grand Egyptian Museum Opening

Post by Winged Isis »

Grand Egyptian Museum Pushes Back Opening to 2020
13th November 2018

The opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has been pushed back again to 2020. The museum was originally set to partially open in 2019, then fully in 2022.

The museum now aims to open the full 490,000 sq m complex in 2020.

The star attraction will be all 5,400 objects from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

It is hoped that the museum will boost cultural tourism to the Giza Plateau after the industry was hit by political instability and terrorist attacks.

GEM anticipates around five million visitors a year, with international tourism providing “an important source of revenue to ensure the sustainability and maintenance of this huge museum”, he says. ... M.facebook

Last week, Museum director Dr Tarek Tawfik called on the British Museum, London, to return the Rosetta Stone after it was captured 200 years ago.

Carpe diem! :le:

  • Similar Topics
    Last post
  • Grand Tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum
    by Winged Isis » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:02 am » in History and Archaeology
    0 Replies
    Last post by Winged Isis
    Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:02 am
  • Grand Egyptian Museum
    by newcastle » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:45 pm » in History and Archaeology
    4 Replies
    Last post by newcastle
    Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:21 pm
  • Grand Egyptian Museum on Fire
    by Winged Isis » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:43 pm » in News and Sport
    12 Replies
    Last post by Winged Isis
    Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:28 am
  • Luxor Museum Opening Times
    by Zooropa » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:38 pm » in Visiting Luxor
    5 Replies
    Last post by Zooropa
    Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:31 pm
  • The Egyptian Museum
    by DJKeefy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm » in History and Archaeology
    2 Replies
    Last post by LovelyLadyLux
    Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:56 am