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In pictures: Egypt pharaoh's 'solar boat' moved to Giza museum


  • It is supposed to be placed in a "new" museum building, but I had a hard time finding where. One report appeared to imply it would be in a completely separate building at the GEM site while another article said, it would be placed in the "GEM’s Khufu Boat Museum" which is "currently being equipped with the latest scientific methods for museum display." I believe it is too big to go inside the GEM proper. Finally I found this in Arab News, "The boat will be displayed in a special area of 1,400 sq. m in the outer courtyard around the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)"

    Speaking of the GEM, no news about the opening. One article about the solar boat had this to say, "The Grand Egyptian Museum is expected to open towards the end of the year. While no date has yet been announced, several reports indicate it could be in October or November."

  • I read this in the Cairo News Tribune - The Grand Egyptian Museum will officially open with long awaited arrival of AlanS in March of 2022. A special tribute will be paid to AlanS, the Oracle of the Tauck Forum, at that time. All hail AlanS!!! :D

  • So they have taken everything from all other Museums.... lock them down and now opening next 2022, Naughty! :(
    Well, I'll see them in the discovery channel because 2022 I'll be going on a Safari to Africa.

  • Wait, wait, don't tell me!! They need to have a soft opening earlier so all is ready for me. :D

    From what it sounds like, most of the contents of the Old Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square have been moved to the GEM or the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NEMC.) One notable exception is the golden mask of Tut which will be moved just before the GEM's grand opening.

  • This is what the tour will be on that last day....
    Day 12 : After a sumptuous breakfast , mid day departure .
    We'll have a drive around the GEM Museum parking lot! .. the new world record never to be completed- wonder of the world.
    then headed to lunch to eat again... and finally in the Afternoon visit to the Covid-19 testing site. ..... where after another nose swab you will want to dye like a mummy .

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