Construction is underway on the main hall of a massive new museum which will house relics from ancient Egypt, including the mummy of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Egypt’s antiques minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed that progress has been made on the final phase of the complex that is intended to house 100,000 ancient artifacts and will be sited close to the Pyramids.
Ibrahim toured the 120-acre setting as the country’s authorities seek to revive Egypt’s tourism industry.
The museum, first conceived in 2002, was supposed to open in 2012 but financial matters have caused delays. Latest projected opening date is 2015.