“Tutankhamun’s tomb will not be closed in the near future. It is a long-term plan that has not been decided upon yet,” Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Discovery News.
Many reports in the past two weeks announced the closure of this tourist magnet by the end of this year.
The long-term plan involves a $10 million project called the “Valley of the Replicas.”
Visitors will be directed to exact reproductions of the original tombs. The first three replicas will be the tombs of Tutankhamun, and the already closed burial sites of Seti I and Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens.
The three original tombs will remain open to tourists willing to pay a very hefty fee, perhaps as high as $8,500 per visit.
Posted by : Yasmine Aladdin
Reference : allaboutegypt.org
Tutankhamun’s tomb will not be closed in the near future !