Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Grand Egyptian Museum: final construction phase starts later this year

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Egypt has received a grant of LE300 million ($50.4 million) loan from the Japanese Government for completion of the final phase.

Work will begin in mid-November 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by March 2015. The museum will occupy a 50-acre site and will feature a translucent stone wall that will be 800m long. The wall will rise to 40m, allowing visitors to explore the sheltered space.

The main building will house the museum and a conference centre, connected by a large shaded courtyard and a exhibition space with 800-seat auditorium. The new building will house a restaurant, ticketing facilities and other services.

The museum will feature 100,000 artifacts with the government to spend $100 million on storage rooms and a renovation centre.

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