Grand Egyptian Museum is built next to the Pyramids of Giza

The construction dedicated to one civilization, the nearly 5,000-square-meter building offers a sweeping overlook of the Great Pyramids and the Giza plateau. A vast collection of Egypt's most treasured artifacts, including a number of newly restored relics, will be displayed.

"This will be the museum of the 21st century," Tarek Tawfik, the director general of the museum said.

"All means of modern technology have been taken into consideration in order to make this an unforgettable experience for the visitor, but at the same time provide the best possible environment for the artifacts."

It will be one of the most important museums in Egypt, housing more than 100,000 artifacts from all pharaonic periods.

The main attraction will be the first exhibition of the full tomb collection of King Tutankhamun. The collection includes about 5,000 items in total and will be relocated from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Other objects will be relocated from storage and museums in Luxor, Minyan, Sohag, Assiut, Beni Suef, Fayoum, the Delta, and Alexandria.

Thanks to that, the Egypt's tourism sector will be promoted./.

Compiled by BTA