Kenneth Vásquez Laya DIRECTOR – Grand Egyptian Museum USA
Perfectly positioned on the cusp between the ancient and the modern world, the Grand Egyptian Museum has victoriously built a bridge that connects the past, the present, and the future.
This opulent structure, years in the making, serves as a repository for ancient Egyptian artifacts while at the same time, creating a thrilling interactive 21st Century experience for every visitor.
Boasting sweeping views of the timeless wonders on the Giza Plateau, GEM holds in trust for all mankind a statement of the 7,000-year period of ancient Egyptian history in a perfect chronological order.
Paying homage to eternal ancient Egyptian monuments, treasures, and history, GEM houses over 100,000 artifacts, the largest collection having belonged to the famous King Tutankhamun, whose tomb was discovered on November 04th, 1922 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter. This year, we celebrate the centennial of this priceless discovery.
A mere mile and a quarter from the legendary pyramids on the Giza Plateau, GEM is nestled between the ancient world and the modern city of Cairo at the junction between the dry desert and the fertile floodplain, making it truly a 'portal to the past.'
Now, patiently waiting for the official opening (anticipated to be in mid to late November, 2022) the Grand Egyptian Museum will unquestionably escalate Egypt to become the global hub of pharaonic history and a must-visit destination not only for Egyptologists but for travelers with an interest in the ancient world.
At GEM, you'll grasp the immense diversity of Egypt's proud heritage of monuments and art, all shown in one location which aims to maintain and preserve this legacy for generations to come.
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