The Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum | Egypt Tour Packages

Hagar Asal

Department of Civilization and History

  • 25 Apr, 2024

Introduction to the Grand Egyptian Museum

  Museum in Giza, Egypt, housing archaeological artifacts from thousands of years of human civilization in Egypt The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) also known as the Giza Museum is an archaeological museum under construction in Giza, Egypt. Located next to the Giza Pyramids, the Museum will host over 100,000 artifacts that belong to the ancient Egyptian civilization, including the complete Tutankhamun, ruled as a boy only for a short time. He is most famous because his tomb was discovered almost intact and full of treasures in 1922 Tutankhamun collection, and is set to be the largest archaeological museum in the world. Many pieces in its collection will be displayed for the first time. The museum is sited on a plot of land of about 490,000 square metres (5,300,000 sq ft) which makes it the world's biggest museum, approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) from the Giza pyramid complex and was built as part of a new master plan for the Giza Plateau called Giza 2030. we offer limited tours to test site readiness and the visitor experience ahead of the official opening. Access is currently limited to the Grand Hall, commercial area, and exterior gardens. All other interior spaces, including access to the galleries and collections, are restricted until the official opening. When it is completed, the Grand Egyptian Museum just outside of Cairo on the Giza Plateau (and next door to the Pyramids) will not only be the new crown jewel of Egypt, but it will also be one of the largest, most modern, and most renowned museums in the entire world


Location &Area of the grand egyption museum

Location &Area

  Museum in Giza, Egypt, housing archaeological artifacts from thousands of years of human civilization in Egypt The Grand Egyptian Museum is located a few miles west of Cairo, and just two kilometers from the Pyramids of Giza, and is built on an area of ??117 acres.The “Hengan Bing” Company won the museum's architectural design competition, and “Atelier Buchner” company won the museum's exhibition. As for the construction works, “Orascom Construction Industries” won it with Besix Company. The museum also includes a children's museum, an educational center, a handicraft center, educational classes, a museum dedicated to the sun boats, and the first field of a hanging obelisk. Because the museum is located in front of the pyramids of Giza, the facade was designed in the form of triangles, each range being divided into smaller triangles in a symbolic frame of the pyramids, according to a mathematical theory of a Polish scientist talking about the endless division of the shape of triangle. The museum buildings are located on an area of ??100 thousand square meters, including 45 thousand meters for the museum exhibition, and the remaining area includes a library specialized in Egyptology, a conference center, research center, laboratories for restoration, a three-dimensional cinema, places for serving visitors such as restaurants, shops selling reproductions and gifts, and a parking.




the Grand Egyptian Museum's component

What does the Grand Egyptian Museum contain?

 The museum includes many archaeological and cultural treasures that characterized Egypt, and the museum will be unique in its presentation, as it will display for the first time the full collection of King Tutankhamun, ruled as a boy only for a short time. He is most famous because his tomb was discovered almost intact and full of treasures in 1922 Tutankhamun 's acquisitions, which is a 5,000 unique artifacts, and will receive the statue of King Ramses II, which was moved in 2006 to its new final site In the lobby of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Museum in Giza, Egypt, housing archaeological artifacts from thousands of years of human civilization in Egypt The Grand Egyptian Museum , also, includes a special hall to display the coffins of  " Al-Assasif " coming from Luxor, which were found by the Egyptian mission in October,2019 in Al-Assasif Archaeological Cemetery. The museum will shad the light on the recent discovery’s archaeological, historical and artistic value which includes distinguished group of 30 colorful coffins for men, women and children, in a good condition as their colors are clear and patterns are complete. The mission revealed the coffins in their case as the ancient Egyptian left where they were closed coffins inside the mummies and grouped in a cache in two levels one above the other, the first level contains 18 coffins and the second level is to other 12 ones. Museum in Giza, Egypt, housing archaeological artifacts from thousands of years of human civilization in Egypt The Grand Egyptian Museum is to be the world's largest museum of antiquities which gathers ancient and modern civilizations to receive 5 million visitors annually. Furthermore, the museum includes commercial and recreational services, a restoration center as well as the museum park, in which trees are planted being known to the ancient Egyptian. The museum includes more than 100,000 artifacts from the Pharaonic, Greek and Roman eras, which will revive the tourism sector in Egypt. The museum costs a billion dollars, and more than 5 thousand people have worked in it; they are engineer, technician and workers in cooperation with international experiences in this field. Museum in Giza, Egypt, housing archaeological artifacts from thousands of years of human civilization in Egypt The Grand Egyptian Museum grants its visitors a different and exceptional experience that reflects the greatness of the Egyptian civilization in a modern style to be a model of mixing originality, modernity, history and modern science. Moreover, the museum placed in a distinguished location in front of the pyramids of Giza where the tourist can take pictures of "Sylvie" with the pyramids while enjoying watching the King Tutankham Amon’s stuff.


All You should to Know before visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum

What you should know before visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum?

  •   Limited parking spaces are available.
  •   Free entry tickets are only available at the museum’s main ticket counters for children under 6 years of age.
  •   It is not allowed to bring food and drinks from outside.
  •   Non-professional, non-commercial personal photography using small portable cameras and cell phones is permitted.
  •  The use of professional photographic equipment, cameras with removable lenses, photography lights, tripods and flying cameras is prohibited.

 


Entrance Ticket Details For The Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum Ticket Prices


Ticket prices for non-Egyptians:
GEM Tour (adult)                                         : 1,000 EGP

GEM Tour (youth, age 6 - 21 years old)       : 500 EGP

GEM Tour (student, age up to 30 years old)  : 500 EGP

Children Museum Tour (age 6 - 12 years old): 500 EGP

Children Museum Tour (adult guardian)         : 250 EGP

 


Ticket Prices for Egyptians:

GEM Tour (adult)                                           : 150 EGP

GEM Tour (youth, age 6 - 21 years old)         : 75 EGP

GEM Tour (student, age up to 30 years old)   : 75 EGP

Children Museum Tour (age 6 - 12 years old)  : 150 EGP

Children Museum Tour (adult guardian)          : 75 EGP

Please note that ID and student ID will be required on site





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