The Grand Egyptian Museum is located west of Cairo near the pyramids of Giza, and this site was chosen to be a testament to the greatness of Egypt in the past, present and future.
Where the museum is designed to be the largest archeology museum in the world; With an area of 117 acres of 500,000 meters, it will contain more than 100 thousand artifacts from the Pharaonic, Greek and Roman eras, and it is expected that more than 5 million visitors will visit it annually, and the museum will include a number of commercial and recreational service buildings, a center for ancient materials science and restoration, and a museum garden that will be planted By the trees that the ancient Egyptian knew. The $ 550 million project is being implemented in three main phases.
During the year 2010 AD, the second phase of the project was opened, which includes the restoration center, which includes a number of testing and analysis laboratories such as the microbiology laboratory and the scanning electron microscope, in addition to the maintenance and restoration laboratories such as the mummies maintenance laboratory, the wood factory, the stone factory, and the ceramics, glass and metal laboratory.
The last phase – which is currently being implemented – will include the construction of museum galleries, the Scholars Museum, the Convention and Film Center, the Archaeological Library, and the Children’s Museum, and the first phase of which will be opened with the display of King Tutankhamun’s holdings, so that the final opening of the project will take place in November 2022.
The museum visitor’s path begins with seeing the obelisk square, in which the first hanging obelisk in the world is displayed, and in front of it the majestic facade of the museum, the “wall of the pyramids”, is 600 meters wide and 45 meters high, from which the visitor enters the building, which consists of two main blocks, the museum building, and here Ramses II stands welcoming the visitors. It includes many halls, the most prominent of which is the King Tutankhamun Hall, which includes the king’s treasures combined for the first time, a library of rare books, and stores of antiquities. And the conference building, which includes a three-dimensional hall, a cultural center, a main restaurant square, a commercial walkway, and shops. As for the outdoor squares, it includes a museum of the sun boat, a group of restaurants, and many parks. * The museum is currently under construction