Egypt has announced a new museum dedicated to its lost city of Metropolis and its legendary ruins.
The “Discovery of Met,” the museum, is set to open its doors in late 2019.
“This is a historic site and its cultural and architectural legacy is unique,” a statement on the museum’s official website said.
“The museum aims to preserve this story, while at the same time, helping to preserve the Egyptian heritage and culture.”
The museum, which was built in 1853, opened in 1857 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Its collection includes artifacts from the first Egyptian royal palaces and temples, the earliest temples in Mesopotamia, and several sites from the ancient Sumerian city of Uruk.
The museum is the third in Egypt’s newly-established “Metropolitan Museum” program.
It aims to promote Egypt’s history and culture through art, science and technology.
The first museum opened in 1952 in Cairo.
Its collection includes a large collection of ancient artifacts, but its greatest focus is on the ancient cities and temples that are the subject of the museum.
According to the official website, the museum will be operated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, an agency of the Ministry of Culture.