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Greco-Roman Museum description and photos - Egypt: Alexandria. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Greco-Roman Museum.
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The Greco-Roman Museum was founded in 1892. The first collections were housed in a five-room apartment, in a small building on Rosetta Street (later renamed Avenue Canope, present-day Horria). In 1895, the collection was moved to another building near Gamal Abdel Nasser Street.
The museum houses several items dating from the Ptolemaic era - 3rd century BC, such as sculptures of Apis from black granite, mummies, sarcophagus, tapestries and other objects of the Greco-Roman civilization closely related to the ancient Egypt. The museum collection has appeared and is being replenished thanks to donations from wealthy Alexandrians, as well as from archaeological excavations led by specialized institutes, carried out both within the city and in its vicinity. Some artifacts were donated by the Antiquities Organization in Cairo (in particular, items from the Pharaonic period) and from various search expeditions conducted at the beginning of the century in Fayum and Benhasa.
Today, 27 museum rooms are located in a historic building with a beautiful neoclassical facade, six columns. The complex is surrounded by a beautiful garden, which also gives an idea of the traditions of park architecture of the Greco-Roman period.
For several years, the museum has been renovating, the opening schedule should be checked with the travel agency.
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