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Local Name:
المتحف المصرى الكبير
Budget:
$1B
Announced:
Construction Start:
12 Mar 2012
Opening:
2024
Location:
Area:
8 ha
Developer:
BESIX Group, Orascom Construction
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  1. BurningSky is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    The Grand Staircase in the #GrandEgyptianMuseum is open! 90 Statues, Pillars and Columns will take visitors into the history of Ancient Egypt. Artefacts include the red granite colossus of King Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut and the Roman Emperor Caracalla.



    Source: https://twitter.com/at_brueckner/status/1730630504972505131?s=48&t=ZYxeBbAvARyX8nRDiLi5HQ

  2. Exciting News from the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza!

    After two decades of dedicated work, this architectural marvel is nearing completion. As of October 2023, the museum is reportedly 100% finished, with only the transfer of remaining artifacts pending. Although there's no exact opening date yet, officials anticipate the inauguration by the end of 2023 or early 2024, with some sources suggesting a grand opening in spring 2024.

  3. Teodora is offline Curious Chap
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    The museum should feature 12 exhibition halls. Inside, the museum’s soaring atrium is marked by a 36-foot-tall, 3,200-years-old statue of the Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses II.


  4. BurningSky is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be a spectacular addition to Egypt’s attractions – when it finally opens. Built close to the Giza pyramids, when finished it will be one of the largest museums in the world. The entire Tutankhamun collection will be housed together for the first time, together with many favourite objects, such as Khufu’s solar boat. The plan is to have three museums in Cairo presenting the treasures of ancient Egypt: the old Cairo Museum in Tahrir Square will remain open; the Royal Mummies can be seen at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation; and the new GEM will showcase a new collection.



    Building the GEM has been a challenge. The foundation stone was laid in 2002, with an expected completion date around 2012. However, the various uprisings and COVID-19 pandemic led to repeated delays and, at the time of writing in mid-2023, there is still no official opening date. But in early 2023 the GEM began trialling a ‘soft opening’. Visitors can book a timeslot on the GEM website to attend a tour (in English or Arabic) of the interior atrium of the museum, although with no access to the actual galleries.

    Source: https://the-past.com/review/whats-on/a-first-look-at-the-grand-egyptian-museum/

  5. Nadine is offline New User
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    Grand Egyptian Museum is located in Giza, Egypt. it is one of the largest museums globally and serves as a showcase for Egypt's history and cultural heritage.
    The museum is still not open to the public, but the visitors can now get inside the museum to see:
    -The Great Hall.
    -The Glass Court.
    - The retail area.
    - Gardens.
    - Obelisk square.
    - Eat at one of the many restaurants inside Egypt's largest museum.







    Source: https://www.egyptadventurestravel.com/blog/grand-egyptian-museum-opening-buy-tickets

  6. ResortsAhoy is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    Egypt Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Essa, held an expanded video conference meeting on Sunday in the presence of the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) project and the surrounding area Atef Moftah, as part of a weekly follow-up on the project.
    [QUOTE]A statement by the ministry stated that the work team of archaeologists and restorers began placing an average of more than 160 artifacts per day, starting last week, to finish putting all the artifacts in their showcases.
    During the meeting, it was confirmed that the progress of work in the museum was carried out according to the deadlines set for their completion, following the plan developed in April to complete all remaining work on the museum by September.[/QUOTE

    Source: https://www.egyptindependent.com/grand-egyptian-museum-heads-towards-completion-with-160-artifacts-installed-per-day/

  7. ResortsAhoy is offline resortX Top Investigator
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  8. Butterfly is offline New User
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    So apparently the Grand Egyptian Museum will be completed in coming months. Not much is known for now as the organizers prefer to keep the project away from the spotlight.

    https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2023/06/16/exp-grand-egyptian-museum-richard-quest-061603pseg1-cnni-business.cnn

    There's no official website, though there is some independant fan-made website : https://grandegyptianmuseum.org/ which states the date and other info :
    Now, however, we believe that the late-2023 target is likely to be met.

  9. zeebefree is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    The museum is expected to transform the nearby Giza plateau — home to the famed pyramids and Egypt's most-visited site — into a modern tourism hub.

    One of the most anticipated exhibits is a separate showroom for the recently relocated Khufu solar boat, which was moved in an ostentatious ceremony from the Giza plateau where it was unearthed to the new museum in August of last year.

    https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2022/05/16/egypts-tourism-ministry-gives-update-on-grand-egyptian-museum/?utm_source=paid+google&utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_campaign=mena+always+on&utm_term=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyLGjBhDKARIsAFRNgW-m7lb6EoQ4LxUu4Ycb0ih-l_mBRi6RhDn0Cq52srOvlCiysCiTAPwaAv4oEALw_wcB

  10. zeebefree is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    Egypt’s leading contractor, Orascom Construction, has revealed exclusively to Construction Week that construction on the Grand Egyptian Museum has hit 98%.

    https://www.constructionweekonline.com/projects-tenders/271653-construction-on-the-grand-egyptian-museum-hits-98

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