Announced for several years, the Grand Egyptian Museum will open in a few weeks in Cairo, not far from the pyramids of Giza.
Typically, curators organize pre-visits for journalists and guidebook editors. It is the Routard’s job to carry out these visits in the interest of our readers, which is an excellent way of ensuring the promotion of the museum by detailing its treasures, sometimes exhibited for the first time to the future public.
But the entrance requirement for the museum is $2,000 per journalist!! To believe that the Egyptian government does not like the press…
In our entire career, we have never seen such provocation, such abuse.
Where is all this money going? Who collects? Certainly not the artists or the pharaohs of the time…