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.