King Tut exhibit in Cairo or Giza in October 2012?

May 18th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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King Tut exhibit in Cairo or Giza in October 2012?

We're planning a trip for October and understand a new museum is due to open in early 2013. I'm wonderingwhen they will start moving the Tut exhibit to the new museum. Any tips would be appreciated.
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May 19th, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Didn't you ask this question on Frommers? Some one did. In any case there is NO chance the new museum will be built by October, so the exhibit as well as everything else will be in the original museum. There is a small selection of items on tour, but you won't miss them. There is still loads of pieces in the museum.
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Jun 5th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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I would love to know the logistics of moving the King Tut exhibits to the new museum. I'd love to visit the new museum when it is built. The atmosphere in the old one was fabulous but it was just so hot and there was never anywhere to have a rest.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 01:30 PM
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As you'll see on the other forum - the museum was nowhere near being built as of May 2012. I'm told some foundation work was happening, but no work was visible form the road.

A news release from 2010 said the opening was planned for 2015, so expect it to happen well past that date.

I bet when the Tut artifacts finally do move, it will be news all over the world...
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Jun 9th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Bohkra, inshallah! (tomorrow, if allah is willing!)

In other words....don't hold your breath for the new museum to be ready. Egypt works on it's own unique time schedule...or "Egypt-time" as we often called it!
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Jun 10th, 2012, 04:16 AM
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It is on the same time schedule as Fiji then... they have "Fiji Time"!
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