Newsweek

Egypt’s new crown jewel

-

Egypt has long been famous for its archaeolog­ical treasures and rich history. Boasting seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, the country is also home to the only ancient wonder of the world still standing, the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Located little more than a mile from this famous monument, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is set to become the world’s largest archaeolog­ical museum. At a cost of almost USD1BN, the imminent opening of Egypt’s signature attraction will mark the culminatio­n of a project twenty years in the making.

Built on a site of over 500,000 square meters, the GEM will house more than 100,000 artefacts, including the complete Tutankhamu­n collection, with many of the pieces on public display for the first time.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States