The Grand Egyptian Museum
It is considered to be one of the greatest touristic and archaeological projects in 2021 currently in progress by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism which is anticipated to open at a time that will be convenient for everyone, as world heads of state, kings, princes and international dignitaries will be invited to attend this global event as they will come to see the civilization of Egypt's new icon that is anticipated to be one of the most essential elements in all Egypt travel packages.
Here are 6 things you cannot miss about this huge Egyptian project.
- It is considered to be the greatest museum in the world that presents the ancient Egypt civilization and the pharaonic antiquities as it targets 5 million visitor every year.
- It was established on an area of 117 acres in Giza at a cost of more than one billion dollars.
- It houses thousands of artifacts from ancient Egypt.
- It will display more than 5,000 artifacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamun for the first time in the world.
- It houses the world's first hanging obelisk.
- It supports the preservation of Egyptian cultural heritage and the promotion of the Egyptian tourism sector.
And this project is considered one of the greatest Cairo historical sites, touristic and archaeological projects for which the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism is making a huge promotional plan that coincides with its opening date for all the world to witness the civilization of ancient Egypt which required coordination with several stakeholders to be built with that greatness.
Because the museum is located in front of the pyramids of Giza, the facade is designed in the form of triangles that are divided into smaller triangles in a symbolic framework for the pyramids, according to a Polish scientist's mathematical theory that talks about the infinite division of the shape of the triangle.
Its buildings are located on an area of 100,000 square meters, including 45,000 square meters for museum display, and the remaining space includes a library specialized in Egyptology, a conference center, a research center, restoration laboratories, a 3D cinema, and places dedicated to serving visitors such as restaurants, and shops selling reproductions gifts, and parking.
It is noteworthy that the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili, was keen to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, although it had not yet been officially opened or the construction work had been completed, expressing his great admiration for it, so he posted pictures of him inside the museum on his personal account via social networking sites and wrote a comment On the photos, "Egypt really has a lot to make me want to come back to it again to attend the opening of this great edifice".