This is the English version of my blog GDAMAS (Portuguese language, online since 2010). I'm still working on it. English is not my native language. Please, feel free to correct me.
Egypt is always a fascinating subject. That’s why tourism in the country delights people so intensely. I am one of them. I’ve been there several times, and will certainly be back.
Since 2015, one of the biggest expectations in Egypt is the inauguration of the new museum in Giza. The traditional Cairo Museum will finally be replaced by the Great Egyptian Museum.
It’s a grand project. And it couldn’t be any different, because everything about Ancient Egypt must be grand. To make everything even more attractive, the area of the new museum is very close to the Great Pyramids (see the opening photo in this article). Imagine now the thrill of being around. What a great day!
It is then understandable why the Egyptian government wants to present the work as “a gift from Egypt to the world” and as “the largest archaeological museum in the world.” At the inauguration, we anticipate the presence of kings and presidents from several countries (I want to be invited!).
Inauguration of the Great Egyptian Museum: When?
Much has been speculated about when the Great Egyptian Museum would open. Forecasts have lost credibility because the inauguration has been delayed countless times. When they said that 2020 was the deadline, it was hard to believe, although they were really working hard.
But, apparently, the big year will really be this 2020. The Egyptian press already publishes about it, only citing that it will be at the end of the year. They do not specify a month. The information is credited to the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled El Enany.
In fact, even the price of admission is already mentioned: 25 dollars (12.5 dollars for students).
So… will you have the privilege of this noble visit?
My expectation is skyrocketing. I saw the construction works last year. Very impressive! That area is really HUGE!
May 2020 — Due to Covid-19, I don’t believe the inauguration of the Great Egyptian Museum will happen this year.
Good luck to all the Egyptian people!