Art & Culture

The Grand Egyptian Museum Is A Must-See

Claire Miles
Oct 14, 2020

So far, 2020 has not exactly been the year we planned. In fact, most of our plans have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions that come with it. However, there is still good news and happy things happening all around us – we just need to know where to look. Recently, it was announced that the Grand Egyptian Museum will be opening its doors in 2020, or 2021 as a result of COVID-19. Currently, the museum is still under construction, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t plan ahead, since booking is set to open very shortly.

The Grand Egyptian Museum, also known as the Giza Museum, is under construction in Giza, the historical city that is home to some of the country’s most iconic monuments. Upon its completion, the museum will set a record as the largest archaeological museum in the world, and will definitely be a must-visit spot for history buffs around the world. As for its exhibits, the Grand Egyptian Museum will house a variety of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the full Tutankhamun collection. Luckily, those who have already visited Giza and visited some of the city’s cultural sites will still have what to look forward to, since many of these rare pieces will be on display for the first time in history. Apart from setting the record for the largest archaeological museum in the world, the Giza Museum will also be setting another record: this will be the largest museum entirely devoted to a single civilization.

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Spanning over approximately 480,000 square meters, the Giza Museum will be situated about 1.5 miles from the Giza pyramid complex and is an integral part of the country’s new plan for the Giza Plateau. Although its exhibits may boast ancient artifacts, the museum itself has been designed with all the latest technological advances. Its virtual reality feature that will allow visitors to walk along the sparkling shores of ancient Egypt, and watch Giza’s crumbling Sphynx come to life. The museum will also have children’s exhibits with interactive activities that are bound to delight all of its younger visitors.