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Minister of Antiquities Announces GEM Entrance Fees

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Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani announced that the entrance ticket to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for Egyptians will be EGP30 and the inclusive one will be for EGP60.

According to the minister, the museum will accommodate various needs for tourists so that they get to spend the entire day at the museum instead of just a few hours.

The museum will include theaters, cinemas, restaurants and entertainment sites, and is therefore considered to be an integrated cultural complex.

The GEM will introduce both the Egyptians and foreigners to the rich history of the Egyptian civilization, in addition to offering educational seminars on Ancient Egypt.

These remarks from Anani came on Sunday after the Culture, Media and Antiquities Committee of the House of Representatives approved the Prime Minister’s decree for a draft law that proposes the recognition of the GEM institutional structure.

This decree allows foreign experts to work in the administration of the museum, the minister further explained that there is already a Japanese grant for the presence of Japanese experts in the department of Marketing and other fields except for the antiquities.

 

 

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15 sarcophagi Displayed For the 1st Time in Egyptian Museum in Tahrir

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The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir now has a new display scenario that displays 15 coffins for the very first time, the hall saw a great turnout of visitor who came to see the royal mummies placed in the new hall.

Archaeologist Sabah Abdel Razek, director general of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, stated that the new hall displays a total number of 50 ancient sarcophagi.

15 of these coffins are being displayed for the very first time! The entrance ticket cover visiting the hall and you don’t need to pay an extra charge.

 

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Get Ready For the Largest Archeological Discovery to Be Announced Soon!

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is keeping us on our toes as it announced its preparations for the announcement of the largest archaeological discovery in the area of Saqqara, in a press conference that shall be held in the upcoming days!

What is it and what do we know far? Not much, but we sure are so excited to learn more soon and here’s what we know so far!

Egypt to announce discovery of 100 more coffins in Saqqara - EgyptToday

According to sources from Egypt Today, 100 coffins have been discovered and they are all in good condition! This follows the excavations of the 59 coffins that were discovered earlier.

These coffins were discovered inside new burial shafts that have been closed for over 2500 years, also found were some wooden statues, colored and gilded masks, also in a good condition.

“Today we announce the biggest archaeological discovery in 2020, in the presence of foreign ambassadors from more than 43 countries and 200 media representatives to introduce to the whole world a new part of our great civilization,” Enany previously said.

We can’t wait for the press conference and are eager to learn all about this incredible discovery!

 

 

 

 

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The GEM Now Has Around 82,000 Artifacts Recorded in Its Database

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According to Al-Tayeb Abbas, assistant Minister for Archaeological Affairs at the GEM, the museum now has around 82,00 artifacts included in its databases, a historical number of the pieces that the museum already have and others registered to be transferred yet.

The other artifacts have been registered after finishing a report on them, and are yet to be transferred in accordance with the museum’s schedule chronological.

“There are priorities in the transportation process. The pieces that will be displayed are transported first. Some pieces will be stored. There is a group of artifacts that must be transferred to enter the laboratories of the Grand Egyptian Museum, because there is no place that can restore these pieces except the laboratories of the Grand Egyptian Museum” said Abbas.

“We transfer artifacts periodically. What remains in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir are approximately 700 pieces. We have a weekly schedule for delivery and collection to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. We also receive artifacts from regional museums. There are lots at Marina, Tel Basta, Tanis and Luxor stores. All of these artifacts enter the museum in a certain daily time, and accordingly, the groups leave the museum to receive those pieces”, Abbas added.

He also highlighted the fact that before any artifact reaches the GEM, groups from the museum head out to record and document each one, and indicate where the piece will be placed.

“After the registration stage we start the transfer stage into the Grand Egyptian Museum to enter the restoration laboratories if the transported piece needs that, but if it is not in need of restoration and is in good condition, then it enters the museum’s warehouse,” Abbas concluded.

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