The Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza

The Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza

The Museum of artefacts of ancient Egypt. The largest archaeological museum in the world was complete in 2020 exhibiting the full Tutankhamun collection with many pieces. The museum is sited on 50 hectares of land approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids.

The building is designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, Buro Happold and Arup. The exhibition masterplan, exhibition design and museology is by Atelier Brückner.

The Grand Egyptian Museum / Image: via middleeastarchitect.com
Nearly 50,000 artefacts moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum. The Tutankhmaum’s burial treasures and huge statues, including an eleven metre-high, 3200-year-old figure of pharaoh Ramses II, are on site. / Image: via cairoscene.com

The building’s north and south walls line up directly with the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure. One of the main features of the museum is the translucent stone wall, made of alabaster, that makes up the front facade of the building. Inside the main entrance is a large atrium, where large statues will be exhibited.

The museum is designed to include the latest technology, including virtual reality.

Grand Egyptian Museum is one of the largest, maybe the biggest – archaeological museums in the world / Image: via middleeastarchitect.com

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Websites: gem.gov.eg



 

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