What will happen to old Egyptian Museum?
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. As of March 2019, the museum was open to the public. In 2021, the museum is due to be superseded by the new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza.
Which Pharaoh is in the museum?
The largest Egyptian sculpture in the British Museum represents one of Egypt’s greatest kings: Ramesses II, ‘ruler of rulers’, who reigned through most of the 13th century BC. The Egyptian sculpture gallery is also home to the sarcophagus of Nectanebo II, Egypt’s last true pharaoh.
What’s inside the Egyptian Museum?
The Egyptian museum in Cairo houses a great and enormous collection of artifacts, mummies, coffins, stones, ancient belongings, and even food types that used to be buried with the kings before death to use in the afterlife. Now the museum has more than 100,000 ancient objects inside its walls.
What is the name of the new Egyptian museum?
The Grand Egyptian Museum
How much is the Egyptian Museum?
The attraction is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and general admission tickets cost 75 Egyptian pounds ($8) per person. All tickets include access to most of the Egyptian Museum’s exhibits, plus restrooms, a gift shop and a cafe. You’ll also find several vendors selling souvenirs outside the museum.
Will the old Egyptian museum close?
According to the antiquities minister, Khaled al-Anani, the Grand Egyptian Museum is now 95% complete and while there is no official opening date set at this time, it is expected that the museum will open before end of 2021.
Where is the new Egyptian museum?
What will happen to the Cairo Museum?
The old museum is set to lose its biggest draw, the magnificent Tutankhamun collection, to the GEM. The majority of its mummies, which many would rate as a close second, will also soon be on the move to another new competitor, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation, which partially opened in 2017.