Hello from Cairo!
It's about to open! ?? The Great Egyptian Museum in Giza (commonly known as GEM) is expected to grow.
After the opening of GEM, you can continue to visit the original Egyptian Archaeological Museum in Tahrir.
There are many museums where you can't go without seeing the National Museum of Anthropology, where the pharaoh's mummies were transferred.
(There are many other museums such as the Museum of Islamic Art and the Coptic Museum!)
I heard that the Egyptian Archaeological Museum in Tahrir will retain the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.
The Old Kingdom era is the time when the famous three major pyramids of Giza were built.
There are statues of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure who built the three major pyramids. ?? Not in the same place as before! Where have you gone! ?? When I thought about it, the place was moved and the three people got along well (?) And were exhibited in the same room.
The statue of Khufu, which built the world's largest pyramid, is 7.5 cm high.
It's a very small statue. (1st photo)
Surrounded by tourists is Khafre, the son of Khufu, who built the second largest pyramid.
It's cute that the falcon Horus god is stuck to the back of the head, so please take a look from behind.
Menkaure, the son of the Khafre who built the third pyramid, is somehow lined up properly.
Perhaps it was a temporary place where it is currently located.
It seems that the Old Kingdom era remains, but the layout inside this archaeological museum is likely to change considerably.
Until I settle down, every time I go, that? Where did Khufu go! ?? It seems that you will be looking for something like that.
There is also an online tour where a Japanese guide will guide you through the Pyramids of Sakkara and Giza using videos.
It will be explained in great detail, so it is a must-see for ancient Egyptian fans!
Hello from Cairo!
It is said that the opening of the Great Egyptian Museum in Giza (commonly known as GEM), which ancient Egyptian fans have been waiting for, has been extended, and it is said that it will finally open this year, but it is still official. There is no announcement.
However, the exhibits have already been steadily transferred to GEM from the Egyptian Archaeological Museum in Tahrir, and what was left and what was transferred to the Archaeological Museum this time? It was to confirm.
Especially the most popular Tutankhamen's golden mask and burial goods.
The golden mask was still there as I heard it was last transferred (no photography allowed), but it was moved to a smaller room separate from the original room.
There was still a golden throne engraved with the friendship between Tutankhamen and his wife Ankhesenamun, which is also popular. (1st photo)
The Tutankhamun mummy wore a golden mask and was housed in a triple casket, a sarcophagus, and four kitchens, but one of the four kitchens remains the largest. (2nd photo)
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You can see how big it is compared to tourists who are big.
Preparations for transfer are underway, and tools such as ladders are placed inside. (3rd photo. It's big enough to live in this!)
I'm really looking forward to seeing all the Tutankhamun-related items at the new GEM, but now is my last chance to see them at the current historic Archaeological Museum.
Hello from Cairo!
Continuing from the previous post, Egypt was featured in the virtual tour section of Todaioh, which was broadcast on TBS on November 17, but I would like to introduce what has been cut due to time constraints.
You can watch it from here for a limited time (only from Japan)
Egypt is currently building a new capital.
Roads and overpasses are being constructed not only in and around the monorail that connects to the new capital, but also in various places.
Among them, there is a road named after the Japanese.
Its name is Shinzo Abe Road.
Yes, it is named after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
It is a connecting road that connects two large motorways, the Suez Road and the Ring Road, and although it does not lead to the new capital, it is quite a long distance away.