Minister of antiquities inspects GEM, Giza Plateau project
Wed, Jun. 20, 2018
Minister of Antiquities Khaled al Anani and Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Corps Kamel el Wazir inspected on Tuesday the Giza Plateau development project and the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)-Ministry of Antiquities' official Facebook Page
They were accompanied by Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, Assistant Minister of Antiquities Hesham Samir, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project Tarek Sayed Tawfik, and General Supervisor of the Giza Plateau development project Mohamed Ismail.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Waziri stated that a meeting was held with the companies and the concerned agencies after the visit to follow up the recent updates in both projects.
A meeting was held with the companies and the concerned agencies after the visit to follow up the recent updates in both projects-Ministry of Antiquities' official Facebook Page
Waziri added that the Ministry of Antiquities and the government are keen to inaugurate the two projects on time.
In the same context, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project Tawfik said that the latest developments in the construction works, renovation of antiquities and the necessary preparations of the Grand Museum were inspected.
The Grand Egyptian Museum, located between modern Cairo and the Giza pyramids, will contain more than 100,000 artifacts covering 3,000 years of Egyptian history.
Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world, it covers 491,000 square meters, and is located two kilometers away from the Giza pyramids.
On October 3, 2017, the Grand Egyptian Museum team packaged the second historic chariot and bed of Tutankhamun to transport them to the Grand Egyptian Museum.
The repair team used modern materials and methods in the process of packing and moving the bed. They also used precise air lifters that facilitated moving the bed from the base area without exerting any mechanical stress on it. Previous studies on the internal structure and wooden joints of the king's bed have been implemented using an X-ray device, which greatly helped to identify the weak points in the bed and determine the amount of intervention needed to maintain it during the transfer process.
The treasures of King Tutankhamun were exhibited in the Egyptian Museum located in Tahrir Square since their discovery inside King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of Kings on the western bank of Luxor in 1922.
In earlier statements, the minister of antiquities had revealed that 50 percent of the work needed to build the new museum has been finalized and that the first phase will be inaugurated in 2019. The first phase will include a room for Tu
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