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The Grand Egyptian Museum – the largest archeological museum in the world

Grand Egyptian Museum
The Grand Egyptian Museum will contain 100,000 artifacts and will be the largest archaeological museum in the world dedicated to the great Egyptian civilization.

Travel and Tourist Information

TypeMuseum
Official openingEstimated opening: 2023
Check back periodically for information about the Grand Egyptian Museum’s official opening announcement.
Ticket price25$
Websitehttps://grandegyptianmuseum.org/
LocationAlexandria Desert Rd, Kafr Nassar, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Cairo, Egypt, Africa

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The Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest archeological museum in the world

In January 2002, the Egyptian government decided to build the greatest archeology museum in the world dedicated to a single civilization and announced a worldwide competition for the design of The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). The competition winner was the Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects.

The location of this great museum is only 2 kilometers away from the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt’s greatest monument, and the only remaining wonder of the ancient world.

The museum in numbers

The Museum will contain over 100 000 artifacts.

The Grand Egyptian Museum will cover an area of approximately 480 000 m2.

The museum will have an impressive 28-meter-high glass façade.

105 showcases and two halls were allocated for King Tutankhamun’s artifacts in the Grand Egyptian Museum.

In January 2018 a 100-ton, nine meters tall, a 3,200-year-old statue of Ramses II was placed in the Grand Egyptian Museum. It was the first artifact to be installed in the Museum, during construction. The statue almost reaches the vaulted ceiling of the cement structure.

Statue of Ramesses II inside the Grand Egyptian Museum
By Djehouty – Own work, https://commons.wikimedia.org

The cost for this museum was $795 million.

Waiting for tourists

Inside the main entrance is a large atrium, where large statues will be exhibited.

The GEM is available for private tours in advance of its official opening

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is designed to be a cultural and touristic destination, offering a conference center, a theater, restaurants, cafeterias, retail areas, gift shops, bookshops, and gardens.

The main galleries are organized chronologically and are divided into four eras: Pre-Dynastic (up to 3100 B.C.) and Old Kingdom (the pyramid builders), Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom (Tutankhamun, Ramses, and Co), and Greco-Roman. 

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