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When will Egypt open its Grand Museum?

The Grand Egyptian Museum, expected to be the world's largest archaeological museum, will have its great opening early 2020.

A view of the site of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is under construction, is seen near the Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 30, 2018.REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's wealth of historical monuments and temples, popular Red Sea diving spots and pristine beaches on the shores of the Mediterranean have always been a magnet for tourists, deservingly earning the North African country its reputation as a must-visit destination. But the years of political upheavals and economic instability that followed the January 25, 2011, mass uprising in the country have taken their toll on the tourism sector, which has only recently begun to show signs of recovery.

As part of its plan to , the government has adopted a “Build it and they will come” strategy in the, which is expected to be the world's largest archaeological museum — will lure back foreign visitors. 

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