Egypt's restored Tanta Museum to open at the end of August 2019
Located in the country's Gharbia province, the five-storied museum has been closed for the past 18 years
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has revealed that the restoration and structural development work on the North African nation’s Tanta Museum has been completed, with the facility — which has been closed for the last 18 years — set to open at the end of August 2019.
A report by Egypt Today quoted head of projects sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, Waad Abul Ela, who said that the completion of work on the museum, located in the Gharbia province, comes in line with the ministry's plan to develop and open closed museums throughout the country.
As part of the project, the museum’s building was renovated and two new showcases were being installed inside the facility. The five-storied building also includes administrative offices for the staff, and lecture and conference rooms.
The Ministry of Antiquities revealed that 99% of the museum's exhibition work has been completed, with the facility set to showcase a statue of architect Imhotep, an icon of the Virgin Mary, and more.
Once commercially operational, the museum — touted as the only archaeological facility in the Gharbia province —will display 8,579 artefacts from the Pharaonic, Roman, and Greek eras.