The Grand Egyptian Museum

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January 20, 2022

The Grand Egyptian Museum - in English: The Grand Egyptian Museum, in French: Grand Musée égyptien - is a huge museum in which construction began in Egypt in 2002 and was supposed to be completed in 2012, but the country's conditions postponed the completion of the construction of the museum for the year 2018. The location of the museum is in an area The pyramids in Giza and it is said that after its construction is completed, it will be a huge architectural masterpiece and the largest and greatest museum in the world. Former President Hosni Mubarak laid the foundation stone of the museum in 2002, and in May 2010 the second phase of its construction was completed. The museum will not only be an antiquities exhibition, but will also contain a center for the restoration of antiquities, one of the largest antiquities restoration centers in the world, lecture halls, and scientific museum stores. The museum will contain the most important monuments of Egypt, including the treasures of Tutankhamun, which will be next to a model of his tomb in the form it was at the time of its discovery in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. And sun boats will be transferred from the vicinity of the pyramid of Khufu to the museum.

Museum space and cost

The museum is built on an area of ​​117 acres, in addition to the exhibition buildings of 4,000 square meters and accommodates 5 million visitors, in addition to the buildings of commercial and entertainment services, a center for the restoration of antiquities, a museum garden where the trees of ancient Egypt are planted, and a school to teach children the art of mummification and Pharaonic drawings. The museum is scheduled to house about 100,000 antiquities. The cost of setting up the museum is estimated at about 800 million dollars.

Moving the statue of Ramses II

In August 2006, the statue of Ramses II was moved from its old place in Ramses Square in Cairo to be placed in front of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

External Links

The opening of the first stages of the dream of the Great Museum [broken link] Museum official website The new Egyptian Museum is the largest museum in the world [link broken]

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