A few months left until the Grand Egyptian Museum Opening
All eyes turn to Egypt as the world eagerly awaits the Grand Egyptian Museum opening. With 99% of construction work completed, it seems like only a matter of time before this magnificent structure opens its doors for all to experience. The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be the largest archaeological museum in the world dedicated to one civilization, housing more than 100,000 strong collections of Egyptian antiquities cover 4,500 years of Ancient Egyptian history. It will house full Tomb complete collection of King Tutankhamun spread over a dedicated exhibition space measuring 7,000 square meters. This collection includes about 5,000 pieces in total, some of them will be displayed for the first time. This makes it the largest collection ever put on show in Egypt. GEM exhibition space will also house King Khufu’s 4,000 year-old afterlife boat “known as Solar Boat”. The boat was transported in a journey taken around 10 hours from Pyramids of Giza to the exhibition space last August 2021. The main triangle gate of The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is decorated with a statue of Pharaoh Ramses II, which was moved from its location in the heart of the capital in Ramses Square to the grand Egyptian Museum in August 2006.
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has an exhibition space will cover third of total land measuring about 480,000 square meters approximately 2 kilometers from Pyramids of Giza- making it the largest in the world dedicated exclusively to ancient Egyptian culture. The Museum is scheduled to open in few months, no official opening date has been announced. A huge opening ceremony will be organized by an international company specialized in organizing cultural openings and events. GEM is a must-visit for all those passionate about the history of ancient Egypt. It will tell the story of a civilization that developed from its origins in the Nile Valley.