Wednesday, February 27, 2013
GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, CAIRO: King Tuts bed, jewelery box, 3 religious boats to arrive in Egyptian museum
848 days to go … Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced that the Grand Egyptian Museum will be opened in 2015 on the Cairo-Alexandria Road near the famous Giza Pyramids. The new museum, also known as the Giza Museum, is described as the largest archaeological museum in the world and will house artifacts of ancient Egypt.
Now what will happen to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, Downtown Cairo?
The Tahrir museum will be dedicated to ancient Egyptian art, displaying large statues and colossi expressing the skills of ancient Egyptian artists and artisans.
The design is by Shih-Fu Peng of the Dublin firm Heneghan, winners of the international architectural competition held in 2003.
By Nevine El-Aref– Ahram Online
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