The Grand Egyptian Museum-GEM
An archaeological museum under construction in Giza, Egypt. When inaugurated, the GEM will be the largest archaeological museum in the world. It will house artifacts of ancient Egypt, including the complete Tutankhamun collection; many pieces will be displayed for the first time. The museum is sited on a plot of land of about 480,000 square meters, approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Giza pyramid complex, and is part of a new master plan for the Giza Plateau called Giza 2030.
The building is shaped like a chamfered triangle in plan. It sits on a site 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) west of the pyramids, near a motorway interchange. The building’s north and south walls line up directly with the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure. In front of the building is a large plaza, filled with date plants. One of the main features of the museum is the translucent stone wall, made of alabaster, that makes up the front facade of the building. Inside the main entrance is a large atrium, where large statues will be exhibited.
The new museum is designed to include the latest technology, including virtual reality. The museum will also be an international center of communication between museums, to promote direct contact with other local and international museums. The Grand Egyptian Museum will include a children’s museum, conference center, training center, and workshops similar to the old Pharaonic places, in addition to ramps, elevators, escalators, and parking spots for visitors with disabilities.
Minister of Antiquities announced that more than 50000 artifacts will be displayed in the Grand Egyptian Museum with the possibility of housing over 100,000 artifacts.
The museum will indeed be a masterpiece and the most important and biggest archeological museum in the world with its rich and huge collection, The opening of the museum has also been announced for late 2021.