The engineering brilliance of pyramidal form is celebrated throughout exterior design of Grand Egyptian Museum



Sat, 26 Mar 2022 - 11:28 GMT


Sat, 26 Mar 2022 - 11:28 GMT

File: Grand Egyptian Museum facade.

File: Grand Egyptian Museum facade.

The most recognizable symbol of Egyptian civilization, the pyramid, can be found repeatedly in the Grand Egyptian Museum façade, echoing the unique surroundings of the Great Pyramids.

From seven larger pyramid structures to countless smaller designs carved on the façade wall, the precision and engineering brilliance of the pyramidal form is celebrated throughout the exterior design of the Museum.

The archaeologists of the Grand Egyptian Museum have finished transferring all the possessions of the golden king Tutankhamun from the restoration centers in the museum to the hall dedicated to exhibit the entire collection.


This will be the first time the artifacts of Tutankhamun will be displayed together all in one place.

More than 5,000 artifacts belonging to King Tutankhamun will be exhibited on an area of 7,000 meters.



The archaeologists of the Grand Egyptian Museum are currently implementing the display scenario of all the belongings of King Tutankhamun which are in its designated hall at this time.


Only a few artifacts belonging to King Tutankhamun remain housed in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and will be transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum right before the museum’s official inauguration as they do not need any restoration efforts and can be displayed right away.


Tutankhamun was one of the pharaohs of the Eighteenth Dynasty in the history of ancient Egypt.  He was the Pharaoh of Egypt from 1334 to 1325 BC, in the era of the New Kingdom.



Recently, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that more than 4,700 artifacts from the treasures of King Tutankhamun were installed inside 86 -out of 107- display showcases.


The management of the Grand Egyptian Museum project is working during the current period, in cooperation with the National Center for Housing and Building Research, to adopt all the buildings of the museum as green buildings that provide sustainability in their environmental, economic and cultural dimensions.





Thus, the Grand Egyptian Museum will be the first museum in Egypt to be certified as a green building.





This comes within the framework of the objectives of the strategy of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities for sustainable development and Egypt's Vision 2030, to maintain the ecological balance and the sustainability of tourism and archaeological activity and to encourage the transition towards a green economy, spreading environmentally friendly practices and using renewable energy sources in the tourism and antiquities sectors.





General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project and the surrounding area Atef Moftah, explained that during the current period, all dimensions of green building and sustainable development are being integrated into the museum project, including obtaining green building certificates, in line with its cultural value and being one of the most important and largest museums in the world.





Moftah added that the project of accrediting the museum as a green building and obtaining the certificate of the Egyptian Green Pyramid requires the application of a number of conditions and specifications that must be met in the museum building, which is being implemented during the current period by studying the services provided to the public such as transportation and ease of access to the museum, to create dedicated bike paths and parking lots, use of electric cars, raising the efficiency of water and energy consumption inside the museum by reusing water and reducing its consumption -especially those used in agriculture-, as well as utilizing a measurement system, leak detection system, heat reduction system, and the use of renewable energy sources.





Moreover, Moftah stated that accrediting the museum as a green building also includes its management and indoor environment quality by improving ventilation performance and using natural ventilation and air flow calculations that must comply with the minimum required ventilation rates.





It should be noted that the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities is currently working on transforming the Egyptian tourism sector into an environmentally friendly sector that preserves natural resources and ecosystems by applying this to hotel and tourist establishments of all kinds and various means of tourist transportation.





This will contribute to limiting climate change and comes in line with the global goals of sustainable development.





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