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The Cemetery of Mostafa Kamel has four rock-cut tombs dating back to 250 BC which lay hidden for several centuries till they were accidentally discovered in 1933.
The Cemetery of Mostafa Kamel has four rock-cut tombs dating back to 250 BC which lay hidden for several centuries till they were accidentally discovered in 1933. The first tomb is the best preserved of the lot, with a water system and unique frescoes which stand as examples of Hellenistic mortuary art from the Ptolemaic era. The second tomb has 2 mastabas (flat-roofed rectangular tombs with sloping sides), offering table, sarcophagus and a well, and the other two tombs have not stood the test of time.
Izbat Saed, Qesm Sidi Gaber, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast
The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion
The Museum of Fine Arts displays a collection of paintings, sculpture and architectural works by national and international artists
The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest
The Royal Jewelry Museum displays a large collection of royal and precious jewels of the Muhammad Ali dynasty in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahraa
The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features
The National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries has an aquarium and museum on marine life
The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century fortress on the eastern end of the Pharos Island, on the same sight as the Lighthouse of Alexandria which was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea