Giza city is home to approximately 9 million residents, the second largest city in Egypt and the fourth largest in Africa after Kinshasa, Lagos and Cairo. Giza is located on the west bank of River Nile, just 5 km southwest of Cairo, the city is part of the Greater Cairo metropolis. In 30 km distance, there are the remaining of the city of Memphis, the first capital in the days of the Pharaohs. Giza is most famous for the Giza Plateau, the site of the most impressive ancient monument in the world. Further places to visit in the
province: The Pyramids of Sakkara, Dahshour, Maidum, and the Grand Egyptian Museum. The Grand Egyptian Museum will allow Egypt to become a major worldwide hub for Pharaonic history. The museum aims at taking grasp of the diversity of Egypt's heritage of monuments and arts needed to be shown in one place in one location to maintain and preserve this huge legacy. The site chosen for the GEM is only 2 km from the legendary Pyramids. Nested between the ancient Great Pyramids and the modern city of Cairo, at the junction between dry desert and the fertile floodplain, the Grand Museum is a portal to the past. The museum complex is built on a plot of land approximately 480.000 square meter. The Giza plateau, Memphis and its Necropolis been nominated by UNESCO among the world Cultural Heritage Sites, contains irreplaceable monuments.
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