No pyramids are more celebrated than the Great Pyramids of Giza located on the west bank of the Nile river on the outskirts of modern-day Cairo.
Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids, especially the Great Pyramids of Giza, are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique role that the Pharaoh or King played in ancient Egyptian society.
The site for the GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM is located at the edge of the first desert plateau between the pyramids and Cairo. It is defined by a 50 m level difference created as the Nile carves its way through the desert to the Mediterranean which has shaped Egypt over 3.000 years.
Designed by Heneghan Peng, an architecture firm based in Dublin and Berlin. It’s founders are Roisin Heneghan and Shih-Fu Peng.
The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open at the end of 2018 and overlooks the pyramids of Giza. It will gather archaeological treasures close to the place where they were first unearthed. The Museum will house 100.000 artifacts of which have never been shown in public. But the attraction that will seduce most visitors is king Tutankhamun’s complete collection set to be displayed in one-third of the museum.
Around 5 000 construction workers labor around the clock to finish the 480 000square meter building by the end of the year.
When completed the colossal building will be the largest building in the world devoted to a single civilization.