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Ahead of the much-anticipated opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled Al Anani announced that the ticket prices have been set over two months ago. On a phone call with Amr Adeeb in El Hekaya (The Story) TV show, Al Anani stated that the tickets will cost 400LE for foreigners, 200LE for foreign students, and 60LE for Egyptians.
The GEM will be opening its gates for the first time in the last quarter of 2020, which was initially scheduled to be up and running in 2018, but got postponed. Al Anani also added that the roads leading to the GEM will be facilitated for easy access by future visitors. Around 50,000 artefacts will be on display in the museum, which will include the full treasures of Tutankhamun, including 2,000 items that will be revealed for the very first time.
“We are putting our country’s history on display on our own, and the Grand Egyptian Museum will be the biggest museum in the world to display the civilisation of one country, which are the ancient Egyptian monuments that are considered the most valuable in the world,” Al Anani said.
Listen to what Al Anani had to say about the GEM during the phone call below: