There is nothing modest about this museum. At almost 650,000 square feet, the complex on the outskirts of Cairo will be the largest museum in the world dedicated to a single civilization – ancient Egypt, which produced some of the world's richest treasures.
More than 4,000 Egyptian laborers are working in shifts, 24 hours a day, for the planned opening late next year, showcasing the mummy of King Tutankhamen and the treasures of his tomb. Dr. Tarek Tawfik, Director, Grand Egyptian Museum giving AmCham Egypt’s Media Delegation a tour around the #GEM site.
The Conservation Center: here on the sides of this industrial-looking hallway are rooms that have big air ducts, metal ones from the ceiling. It looks like a typical lab. But then you look down, and on the drafting tables there are just extraordinary treasures; including some of the clothing worn by King Tutankhamun. .