5 Things You Should Know About The Grand Egyptian Museum

The long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo is set to be open by the end of 2020, and here’s what you should about it: 1. It’s very different than the old Egyptian Museum. While the old Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is a warehouse of treasures, the Grand Egyptian Museum’s exhibition follows a chronological order and incorporates the latest technology, including virtual reality. 2. It overlooks the Giza Pyramids. So visitors can see the pyramids from inside the museum! 3. It will display King Tutankhamun’s full tomb collection. For the very first time, the tomb of King Tutankhamun, ancient Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, will be shown in its entirety. A total of 5,400 objects retrieved from his tomb will be on display at GEM. 4. It required A LOT of restoration. Relics that are nearly 5,000 years old were successfully restored, but it took a loooong time. 5. Ticket prices have been released. The museum’s entry fees have been set in stone: For foreigners: LE 400 (about $25), with 50% off for students. For Egyptians: LE 60 (about $3.75).