Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 12:45 GMT
Grand Egyptian Museum - photo via Mina Seif
CAIRO – 17 August 2020: The world is waiting for the moment of the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is the largest museum in the world. It contains a large number of artifacts that exceed 50,000 pieces. The entire belongings of the golden king, Tutankhamun, will be displayed for visitors for the first time.
Also, the construction work of the museum helped to develop its surroundings, to facilitate the movement of traffic to and from the museum.
Among the works developed in the vicinity of the museum is the re-route of Alexandria Road, the development of Al-Fayoum Road; which will be the main entrance to the new Pyramid Plateau Project, in addition to constructing a new tunnel.
There will also be a walkway of two km long by half a kilometer wide, which starts from the site of the museum down to the three pyramids. The shooting club will also be evacuated, and a stage will be placed in its location to hold the various events of the opening.
Coordination is being made with the concerned authorities to link the pyramid project and some important hotels to the site.
Also, there are networks linking the regions with each other through a teleferic that travels through ten stations, in addition to a subway access to the area, as well as the presence of an airport close to the Grand Egyptian Museum and the pyramids area, which is the Sphinx Airport, six to seven kilometers away.
As for the development work of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the pyramids area, 96 percent of the Grand Egyptian Museum project has been completed, and it is scheduled to open in 2021.
General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project and the surrounding area Atef Moftah, , confirmed that nothing in the Grand Egyptian Museum is left to chance, as the museum’s planning and the planning of the surrounding roads are done in a world-class standard using the latest scientific methods followed internationally.
In view of the importance of the largest archaeological museums in the world, there is huge interest from the state for this great edifice.