Grand Egyptian Museum, Atrium. Copyright Atelier Brückner.

The World’s Largest Museum of Egyptian Art and Culture to open in Giza

German architecture firm, Atelier Brückner, are currently underway with designs for the world’s largest Museum of Egyptian Art and Culture.

 

Grand Eqyptian Museum, Atrium. Copyright Atelier Brückner.Grand Egyptian Museum, Atrium. Copyright Atelier Brückner.

 

The Museum which is being built in Giza, is expected to accommodate 15,000 visitors per day.

As visitors walk through spacious galleries they will experience the high culture and histories of the Pharaohs through over 50,000 exhibits, which span from the beginning of the Old-Egyptian period to the Greco-Roman era. When visitors arrive at the Museum, a spectacular statue of the King Ramses II is hosted in the atrium. They are then taken up to the exhibition space via an equally spectacular staircase exhibiting 90 large sculptures.

 

Grand Eqyptian Museum, Grand Stairs. Copyright Atelier Brückner.Grand Egyptian Museum, Grand Stairs. Copyright Atelier Brückner.

 

The complete burial hoard of Tutankhamun from the valley of the kings will be exhibited for first time. Over 5,000 artefacts, of which 3000 have never previously been shown will be curated in space of 7,500 meters.

 

Grand Egyptian Museum, Atrium. Copyright Atelier Brückner.Grand Egyptian Museum, Atrium. Copyright Atelier Brückner.

 

Sara Moneer Khan is a writer on ART AFRICA‘s editorial team.