Alexandria Museums tour, booking, prices, reviews
Alexandria Museums represented by The National Museum. The museum is indeed one of Egypt’s finest museums. Alexandria National Museum inaugurated by Previous President Hosni Mubarak on December 2003. In fact, the museum located in a restored palace. Moreover, it contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages. They include the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras. Moreover, there are even some more modern pieces from 19th century. The pieces are such as glassware, silverware, chinaware and precious jewels. They provide a sense of the richness of the court of Muhammad Ali and his descendants.
Alexandria National Museum housed in the old Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace. In fact, he was one of the wealthiest wood merchants in Alexandria during his lifetime. Moreover, the museum located on Fouad Street (Tariq al-Horreyya), near to the center of the city. Construction on the site first undertaken in 1926. Furthermore, the palace covers an area of 3,480 square meters. It is a white Italian-style mansion that sits in an expansive garden of rare trees and plants. Moreover, the palace consists of four floors and an underground shelter, which used during World War II air raids. In fact, the palace designed by a French engineer who used the Italian styles in its construction. His three-store palace was a gathering place for the upper class people of Egyptian society in Alexandria.
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Alexandria Museums also featured by Graeco Roman Museum. The museum built in 1892 as a small building located on Horreya Road. In 1895 it transferred to the present site near Gamal Abdul Nasser Road. In fact, it started with eleven galleries and enlarged in later renovation stages. Moreover, the 25th gallery inaugurated in 1984. Graeco Roman Museum contains a big variety of coins from different countries. They arranged and dated back to 630 BC to the Ottoman period in the 19th century. The collection covers the period from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD. It is indeed a fascinating record of civilization. Graeco Roman Museum contains indeed hundreds of precious antiques.