Grand Egyptian Museum – The remarkable history of ancient Egypt in Giza

The Museum of artefacts of ancient Egypt. The largest archaeological museum in the world was complete in 2021 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 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 façade 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.

Statue of Ramesses II inside the Grand Egyptian Museum / Image source

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