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Interesting Things About the New Grand Egyptian Museum

Interesting Things About the New Grand Egyptian Museum



If you plan to visit Egypt this year, don't forget to add on top of your list "visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum". The Grand Egyptian Museum or Giza Museum described as the largest museum in the world dedicated for single civilization. The museum is almost 2km away from Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The museum will be opened in the final quarter of 2020. It will be a world-class museum that will connect between all the local and international all around the world



1-This is The Project of National Pride for Egypt



The Grand Egyptian Museum is considered a project of national pride of Egypt. it is expected that it will attract archeologists and tourists alike from around the world.


2-The Design of The Museum is decided by Global Competition


In 2002, an international competition was announced to decide who should design the complex. The organizers received 1557 entries from 82 countries. The winner was the company Heneghan Peng from Dublin, Ireland, winning $ 250,000.


3- The new museum is designed to include the latest technology, including Virtual Reality


It is expected that the Grand Egyptian Museum will be an international gateway that will connect between local and international museums all around the world. The museum will include conference center, training center, children's museum, restaurants, car parking, gardens, and workshops like to the old pharaonic places.



4-The building is shaped like a chamfered triangle 



The Grand Egyptian Museum is located 2 km west of the Pyramids of Giza, near motorway interchange. The northern and southern walls of the new museum line up directly with Egypt's Pyramids of Giza; the Great pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure. In front of the museum is a large plaza, filled with date plants. The translucent stone wall is one of the main features of the museum, made of alabaster, that makes up the front façade of the building. Inside the main entrance is a large atrium, where large statues will be exhibited.



5-The museum intends to hold about 100,000 artifacts in total


The new Grand Egyptian Museum will be expected to host more than 100,000 artifacts from all around Egypt and from different historical periods. The main attraction will be the full tomb collection of king Tutankhamen. The collection includes almost 5000 items in total. In addition to the Statue of Ramesses II, estimated to be approximately 3,200 years old and was moved to the entrance of the new museum. as well as, other objects will be relocated from storages and museums in Luxor, Minya, Sohag, Assiut, Beni Suef, Fayoum, The Delta, and Alexandria.



6- The museum is been a long time in the making


Despite the foundation stone of the Grand Egyptian Museum was laid in 2002, but the actual idea of the new museum was announced in 1992 a decade prior. Actually, the construction of the museum is 90% completed and it will be opened in the final quarter of this year (2020).



 7-The Grand staircase stretches 64 meters



One of the most obvious features at the new museum will be the Grand Staircase. It is about 64 meters in length and 24 meters in height. It will lead from the main level to the galleries, serving as a chronological gallery for an array of priceless artefacts while guests climb it.