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The Grand Egyptian Museum Known as (GEM) is a museum of archaeology in Giza, Egypt. It is planned to be the largest archaeological museum in the world and will house thousands of fascinating items from ancient Egypt that date back thousands of years, including the entire Tutankhamun collection. is intended to display the most integrated collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the entire globe. Many items from the Grand Egyptian Museum collection will be shown for the first time.

In order to give tourists a positive experience, GEM showcases the rich diversity of Egyptian history and culture. Creativity, knowledge, and the fusion of culture and entertainment defined this time period. Visitors will get knowledge about Egypt’s historic history as well as a glimpse into its bright future

The Egyptian Orascom Construction firm and the Belgian BESIX Group collaborated to build the Grand Egyptian Museum. Despite prior forecasts ranging from 2020 to 2023, the launch date has not been officially declared as of March 2023.

Grand Egyptian Museum Archaeology Design

The Grand Egyptian Museum

Architectural Competition

An architectural competition that was announced on January 7, 2002 determined the Grand Egyptian Museum building’s design. It was the second-largest architectural competition in history after receiving 1,557 submissions from 82 different nations. Twenty participants submitted more details about their designs during the second round of the competition. By 2 June 2003, voting had ended. The winning team, Heneghan Peng Architects of Ireland, comprised of architects Roisin Heneghan and Shi-Fu Peng, took home a reward worth US$250,000 for winning the competition

GEM Structure

In plan, the structure has a chamfered triangle shape. The Grand Egyptian Museum was constructed as part of a new master plan for the Giza Plateau dubbed Giza 2030 and is located on a block of land measuring around 480,000 square metres, roughly 2 kilometers to the west of the pyramids is where it is located. The Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure are exactly aligned with the north and south walls of GEM, respectively. The Grand Egyptian Museum’s façade features a sizable courtyard covered in date palms and a translucent alabaster stone façade. Large statues of Ramesses II  will be displayed in the atrium that is located inside the main entrance.

GEM Cost

$550 million was spent on the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Collections of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Exhibition Galleries

Around one-third of the Grand Egyptian Museum’s grounds will be dedicated to the exhibition, which will feature roughly 18,000 artefacts from the museum’s overall holdings of about 100,000 items (about 5000 in the Tutankhamun galleries and about 13,000 in the other galleries). The first exhibition of King Tutankhamun’s whole tomb collection will be the major draw. The collection, which will be moved from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, consists of around 5,000 objects in total. Additional items will be moved from museums and storage facilities in Luxor, Minya, Sohag, Assiut, Beni Suef, Fayoum, the Delta, and Alexandria.

The Grand Egyptian Museum will also host permanent exhibition galleries, temporary exhibitions, special exhibitions, a children’s museum, and virtual and large-format displays. The solar boat, which is thought to be the oldest watercraft in the world, has its own exhibition. Inside the main complex of GEM, there is a conference centre with a 1,000-seat auditorium, three lecture rooms with a capacity of 250 people each, gallery space, meeting rooms, a businessmen centre, and a press room. 

GEM New Technology

Newer technology, such virtual reality, are planned to be used in the new museum. In order to foster direct contact with other local and foreign museums, the museum will also serve as a global hub of museum communication. A children’s museum, conference centre, training centre, and workshops modelled like the old Pharaonic locations will all be included in the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Largest Part Of GEM

Not only exhibition galleries, the Grand Egyptian Museum also has Great portion of construction is made up of an open-air space system that includes a piazza, an outdoor display, Dunal Park, Nile Park, a pleasure park, a temple garden, and Land of Egypt Park.

Grand Egyptian Museum opening date

The Great Egyptian Museum has been fully renovated by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, with just the surrounding areas still needing maintenance. The Great Egyptian Museum (GEM) has declared that it would formally open its doors in 2023.

The GEM's inauguration ceremony will be "legendary"
Magdy Shaker
chief archaeologist of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

GEM official opening announcement

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    Grand Egyptian Museum ticket prices

    The cost of the tickets varies according to the type of visitor and the area of the GEM they want to see. Please be aware that the prices could change.

    • Main exhibition halls

    $ 0.98 for Egyptians

    $ 0.98 for Foreigners

    $ 3.27 for foreign students

    • The King Tutankhamun Exhibition Halls

    $ 1.64 for Egyptians

    $ 13.09 for Foreigners

    $ 6.55 for foreign students

    • all-inclusive tickets (includes main exhibition and the King Tutankhamun halls)

    $16.37 for Foreigners

    $1.96 for Egyptians

    $0.98 for Arab and Egyptian students

    $ 8.18 for foreign students

     

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