The Grand Egyptian Museum is a large museum based in Giza, Egypt, that is expected to be completed in 2021. Construction on the museum began in 1997 and it has been a long process that has seen many delays and issues along the way. However, the work has continued at a steady pace and the museum is now ready to open its doors for the public. The museum is designed to be one of the most important natural history museums in the world, housing an incredible assortment of artifacts that span many centuries of human history. Here are some of the highlights of the Grand Egyptian Museum Tour.
Much of the Giza pyramids are now closed to the general public, but for a limited number of tours. There will also be a limited number of guided tours, as only a few people are permitted to enter the main area. Despite the restricted access, the tour does have several attractions within the area. Those who have visited the museum can take in the Valley of the Kings, the Sphinx of Giza, the Karnak Temple, Cleopatra’s Tomb and the Temple of Luxor. The tour also includes a boat ride across the Nile River from the museum to the Valley of the Kings.
Despite the limited numbers of visitors, the Grand Egyptian museum itself is impressive. Each section of the museum is designed to tell a different part of the history of Egypt. Visitors can go through the Pharaoh’s Court, the Royal Palace, the Pharaoh’s House and the temples. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are also shown within the tour’s close vicinity. There are also sections in which the museum offers information about the various cultures represented by Egypt over the years.
The tour guides can provide help in planning trips to the Grand Egyptian Museum. There are a large number of hotels located nearby, making transportation a breeze. The hotels even provide transportation to the airport, making it easy for travelers to get to the museum and back. There are a few good restaurants in the immediate area as well, providing a convenient food stop while one is in the area. Before entering the museum, the guests may want to stop at one of the many shopping malls just a few blocks away.
Most of the shops in the immediate vicinity are well-stocked with popular Egyptian brands. Clothes are also available in a great variety. Shoes, handbags and jewelry are usually available for purchase. There are also many gift shops where visitors can find gifts from home and abroad.
The Grand Egyptian Museum is also home to an archaeological park called the Saqqara. This museum was built by the famous archeologist Ebers. It is open to the public during the months of May and June. This allows many more visitors than would be allowed if the museum were closed. Many of the underground tunnels have been partially decorated to enhance the experience for the visitors.
In addition to the artifacts that the museum has to offer, it also has a vast collection of painted statues. The subject of the statues vary from ancient times right up to the New Age era. The ancient Egyptians are also represented in their art, often in full regalia. The museum also houses a replica of the Karnak Temple. This temple is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
When visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Saqqara archaeological park, the visitors should make a trip to Luxor. This ancient site is well-known for its amazing collection of tombs including those of Tutankhamen, who is the grandfather of Tutankhamun. The Luxor Temple is the main attraction for the tourists. Other attractions include the Valley of the Kings, the Luxor Temple, the Karnak Temple and the Royal Tombs.