Egypt has one of the most impressive treasures in the entire world.
With civilizations dating back to at least 6000 BC, there are thousands of years of artifacts discovered along the banks of the Nile. At least 20,000 of these artifacts will soon appear for the first time at the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in 2020.
The Grand Egyptian Museum, which will be the largest archaeological museum in the world.
If you have visited the current Egyptian Museum in Cairo in Tahrir Square, you will notice a certain leap from the 19th to the 21st century with this opening.
the new museum is to pay homage to eternal Ancient Egyptian monuments, treasures, and history hosting over 100,000 artifacts, about 3500 of which belong to the famous King Tutankhamen.
What the Grand Egyptian Museum will look like:
The site chosen for the GEM is only 2km from the legendary Pyramids. Nested between the ancient Great Pyramids and the modern city of Cairo,The Giza plateau Memphis and its Necropolis nominated by UNESCO among the world Cultural Heritage Sites, contains irreplaceable monuments from across time.
The Grand Egyptian Museum is a place that allows its visitors a unique experience of going back in time and navigating through the story of Ancient Egypt over the past 7000 years, and enjoying a voyage through one of the richest cultural heritages ever created.
The GEM is built on a slope in levels between the Nile valley, where the main galleries are situated. There are sculpture gardens in the museum park, while a massive statue of Ramses II greets you upon entry into the main atrium.
the Grand Staircase, which leads from valley level to plateau, will be lined with 87 statues of kings and gods.
Besides that, the museum is characterized by being in a good position to reach it, unlike the ancient museum,There will be eight restaurants, 28 gift shops and a 3D cinema.
It is worth mentioning that the facade of the museum is coated with alabaster stones. Also, so the walls of the GEM overlooking the Pyramids will have a glass panoramic view.
When to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum:
The finishing touches are being made for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is expected to open this year 2020.
What will happen to the old Egyptian Museum:
The ancient Egyptian Museum is considered one of the icons of central Cairo since it opened in 1902, with its ancient building and its distinguished location in Tahrir Square.
And with the transfer of many Egyptian antiquities to the Grand Museum, it will lose one of his most important and greatest features, which are the wonderful collection of Tutankhamun, and the majority of mummies
However, it will still retain many unique monuments, among them the 5000-year-old Narmer painting, the statue of Khafre.
A major renovation of the building will take place once everything is moved to GEM.
Opening the museum we will have to welcome the world and show them the best of our ancient civilization. ”The GEM museum is expected to attract around 5 million visitors annually, and will be considered the most tourist attractions in a short time.
The Grand Egyptian Museum will allow Egypt to become a major world center of pharaonic history.