Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on Saturday inspected the progress achieved in the Grand Egyptian Museum in Remaya area near the Giza pyramids plateau.
Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Al-Damati accompanied the premier during his tour and explained to him the work accomplished in the project which is expected to be inaugurated within two years.
The Grand Egyptian Museum will allow Egypt to become a major worldwide hub for Pharonic history and a must-visit place for Egyptologists. The museum aims at taking grasp of the diversity of Egypt's heritage of monuments and arts needed to be shown in one place to maintain and preserve this huge legacy.
The site chosen for the GEM is only 2km from the legendary Pyramids. Nested between the ancient Great Pyramids and the modern city of Cairo, at the junction between dry desert and the fertile floodplain, the Grand Museum is a portal to the past. The Giza plateau Memphis and its Necropolis nominated by UNESCO among the world Cultural Heritage Sites, contains irreplaceable monuments from across time.The museum complex will be built on a plot of land approximately 117 feddans, about 480,000 square meters.