According to an announcement made by the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty at the opening of the first International Tutankhamun Conference organized by the Grand Egyptian Museum, the museum will be partially opened by May 2018.

The minister also said that the Grand Museum will feature up to 100,000 different artifacts, displayed in 15 showrooms, including a special hall for King Tut’s belongings.

“It is a great cultural site, which attracts a lot of tourists and spreads awareness of the Egyptian civilisation and archaeology, in addition to boosting the economy,” he added.

The conference, focused on one of the greatest archaeological treasures in the world, will be held annually in May.