Grand Egyptian Museum
- Why all this international interest and waiting to open the Grand Egyptian Museum?
- What is the Grand Egyptian Museum? What its activities?
- When will it be opened?
- What opportunities does offer to the Grand Egyptian Museum Egypt?
What is the Grand Egyptian Museum?
The story began when it was decided to establish a new museum , due to
the small area of the current Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and the old building,
and it was difficult to expand the space due to the restrictions imposed by the site.
In February 2002, President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak laid the foundation stone for the Grand Egyptian Museum, and in the same year,
the International Architectural Competition for the Design of the New
Egyptian Museum was announced, whose prizes were distributed by
Mrs. Suzan Mubarak in 2003.
The museum’s modern architectural design was chosen through an international competition.
Due to the importance of the cultural heritage of civilization for the collections that the museum will contain, such as
the famous Tutankhamun collection.
The museum will offer us a variety of experiences and services for its visitors;
By mixing the ancient Egyptian culture and technology through the enormous collection of antiquities, as well as educational service for children and adults, research services,
and easy access to the magnificent pyramids views through gardens.
The Japanese International Cooperation Agency provided the Egyptian government with an official development loan of 84.2 billion yen
(about 770 million dollars).
The main objective of the project The project is
concerned with implementing all methods of restoration
(examination of cases, first aid, packing, transportation, analyzes, restoration, and giving proposals for presentation.)
Through this experience, restoration specialists will improve their skills in addition to developing the capacity of the antiquities restoration center in the Grand Egyptian Museum as an organization
It is expected that all members of the restoration center will complete all repair work.
When will it be opened?
directed to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi postpone the opening activities
of the major national projects that were supposed to be
carried out during 2020 to the year 2021, including
the new administrative capital, as well as the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Egyptian Civilization
, due to the repercussions of the Corona pandemic on the national and global levels.
Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, confirmed
that the opening date will be set at a time when it will be
conditionsthe worldappropriate to receive the largest cultural event in the world in the presence of kings and presidents ..
Dr/ Soha Bahjat, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Tourism and
Antiquities, added that there are many preparations for this opening.
Which the whole world will witness, as it is one of the largest in the world in terms of area and civilization, and the only one that includes one civilization,
unlike all other museums that include several civilizations …
What are the opportunities that the Grand Egyptian Museum offers to Egypt?
A procession of the kings of ancient Egypt
will be The Grand Egyptian Museum one of the largest museums in the world and one of the largest national tourism projects as it will
include relics and items for the first time to be displayed ,
including the tomb of Tutankhamun,
where it is the only cemetery that has been fully discovered
in addition to the presence of nearly 22 mummies Ownership, including
18 kings and 4 women, and they will have a large convoy, according to Dr. Suha Bahjat…
First restaurant on the pyramids hill.
The Minister of Tourism added that there will be the first restaurant above The pyramids plateau is ready for opening, indicating that it
will be in a unique style without any construction or constructions, within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness to improve the quality of services provided to visitors in the region, which is one of the most important tourism destinations in the world.
Tourism services worthy of the Egyptian civilization.
and within the framework of providing and operating services For visitors to the pyramids area, the
contracted Ministry of Antiquities has with the Orascom Company, where it will also market and promote the area and operate the parking lot for buses outside the archaeological area in front of the new entrance on Fayoum Road.
Orascom will also operate and maintain the services provided at the new visitor center at the entrance of the new Fayoum, which
includes a group of shops and cafeterias, and a cinema hall that clarifies the content of the films shown in it for the supervision of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
A nation without awareness of its past has no awareness of its present and no vision for its future.”