The wait is finally over as the long-awaited completion of the biggest archaeological museum across the region, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), has arrived and with that, we can look forward to its opening ceremony. Magdy Shakery, chief archaeologist at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities described the anticipated event as “legendary” adding that the opening ceremony will see the likes of renowned guests and world leaders celebrating a prominent landmark.
Upon entering this stately architectural masterpiece, stories of Egypt’s rich past will be unraveled as guests will be able to bear witness to a never-before-seen collection of King Tutankhamun’s possessions as well as 100,000 other artifacts. With it being one of the largest museums in the world, it’s estimated to attract over five million tourists once it opens its doors to the public.
Visiting this historical landmark can now be a lived reality as other than the completion of the museum, ticket prices have also been announced to the public. When it comes to Egyptians, tickets will cost 60 EGP per person while for Egyptian students it will cost 30 EGP. For foreigner tourists, tickets will cost 200 EGP per person while for foreign students, it will cost them 100 EGP. So with that, we can’t wait to drop it a visit and bear witness to the 4000-year-old history housed within its walls.