When will the Grand Egyptian Museum open?
The Grand Egyptian Museum is one of the most anticipated museum and tourism openings in the world, and after several delays. While the exact date of the official opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is expected to be in early 2024, is unknown, then we do know that it will be a world-class facility that will not only benefit Egyptian tourism, but also the Egyptian economy and the local community.
When was the Grand Egyptian Museum built?
Hosni Mubarak announced the start of construction in 2002, But it stopped in 2011 due to the Egyptian uprising that led to the fall of the military regime.
The lack of space in downtown Cairo was the main reason for moving the museum. The Grand Egyptian Museum will be much larger than the current museum in Tahrir Square.
Equally important Tourists may be more interested in the new location because it makes it easier to visit the museum and the pyramids.
The current appeal of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities stems from its location in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Cairo. While the new Grand Egyptian Museum will lose its historical importance, the fact that it is a modern building from the 21st century.
What is special about the Grand Egyptian Museum and what is there ?
Tutankhamun is one of the most famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt, thanks to the lavish riches and documents discovered in his tomb, which remain almost intact in the museum. The year 1922 is closely linked to how the rest of the world views Egyptian history.
Finally as a result, the Grand Egyptian Museum will host the highly acclaimed ceremony for the first time in Egypt.
Where visitors can discover the story of King Tutankhamun in a completely new way in a truly immersive experience, using the latest digital display devices.
Then The Grand Staircase
The Path to Immortality As you ascend the Grand Staircase, and then you will feel surrounded by a carefully curated collection of 64 archaeological treasures from Egypt’s most famous past. Kings established their royal image.
Then The Grand staircase
You can visit a large staircase that resembles a six-story building divided into four levels.
“Real photo”. These were the kings who commissioned images of themselves that showed a conquering leader chosen by the gods for his greatness. So Royal statues and inscriptions were in temples, palaces, and royal tombs, and sometimes in homes and private tombs.
They are divine homes. The temples were the homes of the gods.
On the third level
On the third level,then there are pictures of kings. The gods were responsible for various aspects of life, including the sky, the Nile River, the desert, and the underworld. The king was responsible for the state of Egypt. Kings were the only people allowed to commission new statues of the gods, and many of them had faces similar to the kings who paid for them.
Then The last level
The last level is a journey to eternity. Death and royal burial were just the beginning. In the Old Kingdom, the king’s soul traveled to heaven, king of the underworld. To keep their bodies safe, they buried the kings under the pyramids inside the precincts of the temples during the third and late middle period.
At the end of the grand staircase, you will see the pyramids through the glass wall.
It is the first time that the pyramids have been part of the show.
Then Statue of Ramesses II
The Statue of Ramesses I is a major artifact entering the permanent collection of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Then 10 statues of Senusret I (remote view)
A great way to appreciate the artistry the ancients used to create these ancient works of art is to view the 10 statues of Senusret from afar.
Then King and Queen of Ptolemaic Egypt
As we continue our tour, we will see the exhibits of the Ptolemaic King and Queen. These exhibits highlight Egypt’s fascinating history and culture in the Ptolemaic era. You will learn a lot about this exciting period in human history.
Then Victory columns
Victory Columns, one of the huge works of ancient Egyptian art. They built these columns to commemorate military victories . They are decorated with sculptures and other attractive decorations.
Then The Royal Regalia exhibits display royal jewelry, crowns, and other royal accessories worn by ancient Egyptian kings and queens.
Grand atrium and gift shop
You can also enjoy visiting the Grand Atrium and Gift Shop, and you will also have access to the Official Gift Shop.
The business district tour is available from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
The whole world is awaiting a great global celebration of the opening of the museum.