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Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion

The new Grand Egyptian Museum will be the largest archaeological museum in the world, with more than 100,000 artefacts from various periods of Egypt's history - 20,000 of which are being shown for the very first time in Cairo

Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
Located near the internationally famed Giza Pyramids in Cairo
Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
Egypt’s planned Grand Egyptian Museum is set to become one of the largest archaeological museum in the world.
Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
The museum will house roughly 100,000 artefacts from various periods of Egypt’s history – 20,000 of which are being shown for the very first time.
Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
With its scale in mind, the size and complexity of the project mirrors that of the pyramids – Khufe, Khafre, and Menkaure – that sits at its base.
Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
Grand Egyptian Museum referred to as GEM by its project team
Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
The project is being built in three phases
Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
The total plot size is around 50ha, with the built area standing at roughly 16.5ha
Gallery: Egypt's new $1 billion museum nears completion
A JV of Besix and Orascom is building GEM. (To read more click here)