Oldest Egypt Museum Restoration Program

22 February 2023 04:03

Egypt's ministry of Tourism and Antiquities unveiled a renovated wing of its oldest museum on Monday home to a 16 meter long scroll unearthed last year.

The palatial complex situated  in downtown Cairo opposite the capital's famed tahrir square. Other features of the renovation include modern glass protection and new interior lighting.

For well over a decade Egypt has been building a state-of the art museum near the pyramids which is set to house tens of thousands of ancient artefacts.

The grand Egyptian museum has so far cost over USD 1 billion and its opening date has been repeatedly delayed. The opening ceremony of the upgraded wing was led by Egypt's Minister of Tourism and antiquities Ahmed Eissa.