Sunday, August 17, 2008

Coming Attraction

As inauspicious as a pile of sand in Giza can seem, this pile is being hauled away by the truckload to make room for the new Grand Egyptian Museum. The replacement for the old Egyptian museum will be near the Giza plateau and will be large enough to house the thousands of artifacts that are stored in the old Egyptian Museum. Happily, there are plans to use the old structure as another sort of museum after the move, since the original building is the first purpose-built museum in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didnt know that about the Tahrir museum. Thanks for the info. Thanks for the many photos too :)

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