In Pictures: The Stunning Scope of the Grand Egyptian Museum
By Muhammed Aladdin
Just two-kilometers off the Giza Plateau, our country is having a race with time to inaugurate the Grand Egyptian Museum. Once it opens its doors, the 5.2-million-square-foot structure is set to become the world’s largest museum dedicated to a single civilization.
The immense pressure of the deadline is pushing some 5,000 workers to labor around the clock to finish by the end of the year. The museum, with its iconic glass-fronted facade, will house some of the country’s most-adorned artifacts and offer an insurmountable view of the Pyramids of Giza.
“All means of modern technology have been taken into consideration in order to make this an unforgettable experience for the visitor, but at the same time provide the best possible environment for the artifacts,” He continued.
Now that it is near completion, pictures of the edifice have been circulating, proving that it is of magnificent scale. Not only that, but the facility is equipped with a conservation center for damaged artifacts, a special needs museum, in addition to a myriad of cafes, restaurants, and parks.
The USD one-billion project is set to change the face of Egypt’s tourism for the better. Here is how it looks from the outside.
Inside The Museum
The inside walls of the museum are all made of glass, giving visitors a chance to take in the magnificent view of the Giza Pyramids. Also, Ramses II’s statue is there as well.
The Conservation Center
The GEM’s Conservation Center is where all the magic happens; here, experts bring damaged artifacts back to life.
A significant number of relics and artifacts have been transferred to the GEM, including Ramses II colossal statue and a number of King Tutankhamun’s tomb possessions never displayed to the public before.