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Grand Egyptian Museum receives first $1,000 donation from tourist in new funding drive

American tourist John Robert Massi handed over $1,000 toward the construction of the new museum and was rewarded with a tour of the site

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 28 Dec 2017
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Tewfik and Massi at the GEM
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The Ministry of Antiquities has announced its first donation in response to a new campaign to help fund ongoing construction work at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).

The gift of $1,000 was made by American tourist John Robert Massi, who arrived in Egypt on Wednesday to embark on an inspection tour of the GEM site.

Tarek Tawfik, Supervisor-General of the GEM, told Ahram Online that Massi was impressed by the construction work and the state-of-the-art laboratories.

He told Tawfik that he hopes to return to Egypt for the museum's soft opening in 2018.

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Tewfik and Massi at the GEM

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