The National Museum of Alexandria has grown in importance and is now considered one of the best museums in Egypt. It was inaugurated in 2003, and it is one of the reasons why this city is worth visiting. The National Museum of Alexandria is housed in a restored palace and contains around 1,800 objects that narrate the history of Alexandria through its different eras, including Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic.
Alexandria National Museum
The National Museum of Alexandria was inaugurated on 31 December 2003 by Hosni Mubarak, it was designed in Italian-style and located on Horeya Street. It was the house of Asa'ad Basily, which used to be home to the United States consulate in Egypt. The Alexandria National Museum includes around 1,800 artifacts that narrate the stories about the city of Alexandria and also about Egypt. The museum itself consists of three floors, the first floor includes pieces from the Pharaonic times, and the second floor includes Artifacts from the Hellenistic period and the Roman period such as several canopic jars and pieces from the rule of Nectanebo II, pieces of Caracalla, representations of Medusa, a mosaic portrait, representations of Queen Berenice II wife of Ptolemy III. The 3rd floor includes ancient Egyptian pieces, Coptic, and Muslim pieces as well as the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum also has a collection of jewelry and weapons.
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Alexandria things to do
Alexandria National Museum is among the must-see sites which are not to be ignored if you want to learn more about the culture and history of this ancient city which dates back to the 4th century B.C. Visiting the museum is part of your Egypt travel package, or take a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo to see the collection that guides you from the ancient Egyptian epoch in the basement to the Hellenistic early times when Alexandria and Egypt were ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty started by the famous commander Alexander the Great, and up to the Byzantine and Islamic ages. In addition to the artifacts, statues, and antiques discovered in Alexandria City (including discoveries from underwater excavations in the area), we will find unique imaginary drawings of what ancient Alexandria would have seemed like, That really eases visitors to recognize how the city had come to a change.