GEM receives 1199 artifacts from several museums in Alexandria
Cairo - MENA
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) continues to receive artifacts from several museums from various Egypt's governorates in order to be prepared for permanent display at the GEM, said GEM Director General Tarek Tawfik.
The GEM received Thursday a collection of 1,199 ancient Egyptian objects from the warehouses of Alexandria museums, he added.
Meanwhile, director of restoration at the GEM Issa Zian said that packaging artifacts is carried out according to the latest scientific methods in order to protect the objects and provide a safe transportation.
The GEM, scheduled to be opened in 2020, will cover a surface area of 117 acres, and a capacity to hold 100,000 archaeological pieces, making it one of the most prestigious museums in the world