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The GEM is about to shine

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Saturday, 01 12 2018

12:00 AM - 31 Dec 12:00 AM

The Minister of Antiquities Khaled El Anany, announced that currently, the achievement of the work at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is near finished, and that the museum is due to open towards the end of 2018.

Last May, Egypt has moved the sixth and last chariot of pharaoh Tutankhamun to an under construction museum near the pyramids in Giza.

The priceless artifact, paraded through Cairo on Saturday with a military police escort, was relocated from the Egyptian National Military Museum to its final resting place at the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The chariot was a major feature of the military museum for more than 30 years.

Earlier in June, a new logo design for Grand Egyptian Museum has been announced in the presence of many Egyptian public figures.

The 117 acres museum is set to be the largest archaeological museum in the world; it will have a passage between the museum and the Giza plateau to facilitate the movement of tourists between the two attractions which are about two kilometers apart. 43, 257 artifacts had been moved to the GEM, 4,549 of which being from the Tutankhamun collection.

The Ministry is planning to open the first phase with the complete Tutankhamun collection, by December 2018.