Tawfik with Yuewen at the GEM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
News, Giza: Chinese Cultural Attaché in Egypt Visits Grand Egyptian Museum
Yuewen visited the museum’s laboratories and witnessed restoration work being carried out on artefacts that are to be among the museum's collection, Tarek Tawfik, supervisor-general of the GEM, told Ahram Online.
The museum, which will see a soft open in 2018, will hold the Tutankhamun halls and a number of gigantic ancient Egyptian colossi, such as the colossus of King Ramses II, which was transported to the GEM from Ramses Square in downtown Cairo in 2006.
Yuewen said that the upcoming period will witness increased cooperation between Egypt and China in the archaeological field.