Egypt is planning to open a national museum in Old Cairo’s Fustat area to serve as a cultural center and scientific research hub protecting Egyptian heritage, Invest-Gate reports.

The National Museum for Civilization will display fossil remains and heritage collectibles, according to a cabinet statement released on Wednesday.  

A scientific facility will also be built on site to carry out maintenance on collected remains of heritage items. The facility will include laboratories where specialists and scientists will be able to conduct experiments, as well as a room for preserving and offering maintenance to mummies.

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of International Cooperation and Investment Sahar Nasr, Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany and Minister of Local Development Hesham Sherif toured the construction site earlier to follow up on the project’s progress.7