Japan to Join Egypt in Building the Largest Archaeological Museum in the World

One of UN-SDGs is Partnership for the Goals, i.e. Goal 17. It is to enhance global Partnership for Sustainable Development. It is for participation and engagement of multi-stakeholder that mobilise, collaborate and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries. One of the major and grand projects that was recently conducted in Egypt is the construction of the world largest museum in Egypt that is about to ready early next year. Japan is actively participating is much major achievement of the 21st century.

In the past history several international actions, programmes and expeditions were conducted to save, update and put together the cultural heritage of the Egyptian civilisation. One of such major work was carried out to save the two temples of Abu Simbel in Upper Egypt. Carved in the living rock which rises from the banks of the Nile, these temples were threatened with complete destruction in connection with the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Saving these tempels were initiated through an International Campaign launched by UNESCO in 1960. The temples were dissected and removed stone by stone to higher ground (https://addpmp.slamjam.com/index/the-world-saves-abu-simbel) and reconstructed to stand in all their grandeur orientated as before towards river and sun.

The Grand Egyptian Museum G.E.M. also known as the Giza Museum will house the artifacts of ancient Egypt, including the complete Tutankhamun collection, and many pieces will be displayed for the first time. Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world was planned to be completed in 2020 but COVID-19 delayed it from being complete by one year, so 2021 when it will be opened.

Follow the amazing work of the participating teams in the construction of the world largest museum in human history (https://youtu.be/cJObBxzWeZ8).

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