The 'Egyptian Museum' in Cairo, which is super famous for Tutankhamen,
is a historic museum opened in 1902 and boast of the world-top Egyptological
exhibits, however the museum becomes too small for collections having
been increased in an accelerated speed after its opening, and such
activities as conservation, restoration and research, which are
important functions for a museum, are getting inconvenient.
Hence, the Egyptian government has decided to construct the 'Grand
Egyptian Museum (GEM)' in the Giza area which has been tourist attractions
with pyramids and a sphinx and started making a plan in 1994. A
project team consisting of the best from all over the world has
been continuing energetic activities aiming at the opening in 2010.
After the completion the GEM will become a museum which boasts of
the world top class scale and contents exceeding the British Museum
in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New
As I have been involved in the exhibition planning of the National
Museum in Jordan, my participation into this project was decide in
a hurry, although my participation this time is a short period less
than a half year. The preparation was so busy that I had lost time
to write a blog. I am now writing this blog in Cairo.
Therefore, I have to write 'The genuine and the real 2' properly,
however for a slight change, I would like to write a sequel to 'Why
night is dark?'.
Though a story becomes a little bit solid, please bend an ear to the
story flying your feeling into a boundless and eternal universe;
The current cosmology says that the number of stars is invariable
looking from the whole universal scale, although if we look at the
whole universe stars are dying out of and coming into the universe
every second. However averaging the total number it is still invariable,
it is said. I'll be at a loss for answer to a question to me 'why?'
It is also said that scale stars are equally distributed looming from
the whole universal scale. There are nebulas like the galaxy to which
our solar system belongs or groups of nebulas, hence there are space
where stars are so crowded and space where few stars exist if we observe
them individually. However, the whole stars are equally distributed,
it is said. I recommend someone who has a question 'why?' to read
a guide to the cosmology.
Furthermore, this is one of the keys to the question 'why night is
dark?', there is tremendous number, almost infinite, of stars in the
whole universe, it is said. A story on the universe has no way out
without saying so, I expect you to feel 'Well, I've never been to
the universe but it is such a place'. Although our earth is part of
As the brightness of light is in inverse proportion to a square of
distance, it might be sensuously understood that in the daytime when
the sun shines it is bright and shadows exist around us, however it
can not theoretically explain why night becomes dark completely.
That is to say, even though the sun is so much powerful to the earth,
if we aggregate light of infinite stars which ubiquitously exist in
the whole universe, the light becomes the same as the sun's light.
This is a mysterious secret in the 'infinitive', though we, who live
in the 'definitive' world, can not feel it natural, I presume.
Well, please look forward to the next. In the next time, I'll be sure
to announce that 'answer judged as the correct answer', either from
Cairo or Tokyo, or even from Amman, 'Insha 'llah'