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Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Grand Egyptian Museum

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Welcome to the Grand Egyptian Museum, a remarkable place that celebrates Egypt’s amazing history. Located near the famous Pyramids, it’s a treasure trove of ancient wonders. In this article, we will unlock the doors to this incredible Museum, where you can explore Egypt’s fascinating past.

As we get closer to the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, Join us while we discover the magic of history in the heart of Egypt.

Here are some facts we bet you didn’t know about!

The museum is designed as a connection to the Pyramids of Giza. Visitors will overlook the view of the Pyramids as part of the museum experience itself. Truly, an implacable location and a design like no other.

The architectural design of the museum won out of 83 different countries that applied to the 3-year-long architectural competition. The winner is the Chinese-Irish architect Shi Fu Peng and his firm in Dublin. The construction for this project lasted twenty years, matching the time it took to build the largest Pyramid ‘Khufu’. In addition, All building materials are local like Egyptian marble, aluminum, and stone.

As the largest museum in the world, it is 4 times the MET and can receive up to 10,000 visitors at a time. However, It is designed to provide shade and natural cooling to visitors, bringing the AC numbers to a minimum. The Grand Egyptian Museum will be the first eco-friendly museum in Egypt.

Erected at the entrance, we see the statue of Ramses the 2nd. It was transported from Ramses Square in one day, costing 1 million euros. And with 400 never-seen pieces before, the museum presents Tut Ankh Amun’s complete collection for the first time in history.

Not only does the museum hold great cultural and historical significance but it provides a full human-friendly experience. For example, the stair at the Grand Egyptian Museum is integrated within the journey around the collections and is meant to release stress and provide relief at the end of the journey. It represents an escape from Cairo’s city noise.

Are you as excited as us about the museum’s opening? Though no official opening date has been announced yet, whispers about going for the month of November are floating about!

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